RAP Tax Program

Santaquin RAP Tax Program:

In 2018, Santaquin residents voted to approve a RAP Sales Tax. RAP stands for Recreation, Arts and Parks. Sales tax revenue generated by this tax will go directly to benefit local projects related to Recreation, Cultural Arts and Parks. Funds can be used for capital improvements as well as programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: Parks, Ballfields, Trails, Splash Pads, Arts, Museums, Music, Theater & much more.

RAP TAX Citizens Advisory Committee:

A Citizens Advisory Committee comprised of 7 members will be formed to review and make recommendations on how RAP TAX funds will be used. The committee is comprised of:

  • City Council Member (non-voting)
  • Community Services Director (non-voting)
  • Chair of the Recreation Board (voting)
  • Four voting at-large positions made up of Santaquin City residents (2 two year initial terms, 2 three year terms)


RAP TAX Application Process:

Who may apply for grant funds?
A cultural organization that has a 501(c)(3) status and maintains a strong presence within Santaquin City, or a municipal cultural and or historical council.

What is the process to receive grant funds?
Applications will be available May 18-June 18. The Citizens Advisory Committee will then review the applications and make recommendations to City Council.   In July 2020, City Council will make final determination in distributing of RAP TAX funds.

Grant Categories:

  • City-owned Recreational and Cultural Facilities, Operations and Programs
  • Major Grants: $10,000 or more;
  • Mid-Major Grants: $5,000-$10,000; and
  • Mini Grants: less than $5,000

Questions: Contact John Bradley at jbradley@santaquin.org or call 801-754-5805

Quick Facts:

What does RAP TAX stand for?

RAP is short for Recreation, Arts, and Parks.

HOW MUCH is the RAP tax?

This is a sales tax of 1/10 of 1% (1 penny in every $10 spent in Santaquin).

What is the duration of the RAP tax?

This is a 10-year tax, that was approved by Santaquin voters in 2018.

Will the amount of RAP tax revenue change each year?

Yes, the amount will increase as businesses develop and local shopping increases in Santaquin. 
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