Recreation, Arts & Parks (RAP) Tax
Curious about projects funded by RAP taxes? Look for the RAP logo on project promotional materials and events.
How to Apply
To qualify for a grant, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or partnering with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Nonprofit groups interested in applying for a 2023 RAP Tax Grant must follow the RAP Program Guidelines
and complete and submit the application and budget sheet.
RAP TAX Grant Application Form.
The application period will open on Jan. 3, 2023, and close on March 1, 2023
RAP TAX Application Budget Sheet
(Must be submitted with the application)
Basic Grant Requirements
- Projects must qualify based on allowable uses for Rap Tax funds.
- The location of the project must take place within Moab city limits.
- Projects must be completed within one year of the grant award.
- Projects must be matched by at least 25% (direct or indirect match).
- An entity may only apply for up to 20% of the total RAP Tax Grant funds available for the year. (For 2023, the project application limit is $18,600.)
Who Decides How RAP Tax Grant Funds Are Allocated?
The RAP Tax Advisory Committee (RAP TAC) will review applications from qualifying nonprofit groups for the portion of RAP Tax funds allocated to the grant program. The Committee will make recommendations for funding to the Moab City Council. The City Council makes the final decision.
HOW MUCH does the RAP tax COST?
The tax adds 0.1% to the taxes charged by Moab hotels, nightly rentals, restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Groceries are exempt from the tax. The tax increases Moab’s sales tax rate from 8.75% to 8.85%. This equals 1 penny for every $10 spent.
Based on sales tax revenues from 2019, the tax could generate $300,000 to $400,000 in additional revenue for the City. The amount of revenue depends entirely on sales for any given year.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
CITY-SPECIFIC PROJECT Recommendations
HOW MUCH WILL I PAY?
Use the calculator below to better understand how the tax will affect your qualified purchases.
HOW RAP TAX FUNDING CAN BE USED
These funds may be used for capital improvements and operations of publicly owned/operated amenities. The funds may also be allocated for other uses including:
- Playing fields/courts
- Pickleball courts
- Moab Aquatic and Fitness Center
- Moab Arts and Recreation Center
- Pedestrian Trails/Bike paths
- Sports programming
- Arts and cultural programs