83 groups receive funding through Cache County’s RAPZ and Restaurant Tax

Cache Valley Center for the Arts is the grateful recipient of $200,000, the largest amount rewarded through the 2016 RAPZ and Restaurant Tax program operated through Cache County.

Also on the list of tax recipients is $100,000 for an event center project at the Cache County Fairgrounds, $25,000 to help the Mendon City Library and $25,000 to support the Cache Children’s Choir’s new season.

This is just a small sampling of the awards announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cache County Council. Council Chairman Greg Merrill said it was exciting to learn how many groups are getting financial help this year.

“It’s one of the best programs,” Merrill said after the meeting, “where we are able to utilize a small percentage of our sales tax that benefits almost every community every year in Cache County.

“As you go through the list, the fine arts, the recreation, the tourism, all of those things are funded this year, for example. The proposal is to fund 83 projects at $2,469,000.”

He said the requests for awards added up to much more than that, at $4,000,112. But Merrill said, fortunately, Cache County received $200,000 more this year than last year through the program.

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