The Science and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is a tiny tax that does big things. One penny for every $10 purchase creates tourism, jobs, economic activity and access to culture.  

The volunteer-based Arapahoe County Cultural Council reviews applications and makes a purposeful recommendation to Board of County Commissioners for approval of funding. 

2022/2023 Funding

For 2022/2023, Arapahoe County’s share of the SCFD tax revenue is $2,565,581.25, a 12% increase from last year. The SCFD issued the Tier III competitive grant call for applications earlier this year. Multi-county grant deadline was March 2 and single-county deadline was March 9. Tier III funding can be used to support general operating costs as well as specific projects. The Arapahoe County Cultural Council met on a weekly basis from March 14 through May 12 to review and evaluate 81 of 84 qualified grant submittals, using established criteria from the County Cultural Council. This year, 31 general operating support (GOS) requests and 50 project requests were received and are recommended for allocation.

Apply for Funding

The application period closes in mid-March each year for groups interested in applying for Tier III SCFD funding from Arapahoe County. Learn about the funding process and online application

Find and Explore

Find and explore art, music, dance, theatre, history and culture in your backyard! Many organizations have FREE days, thanks in part to SCFD funding.

Cultural Council

The 13 members of the Cultural Council are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve three-year terms.

  • Trina Campbell, Chair
  • Marilyn Cross, Vice-Chair
  • Carolyn Moershel, Assistant Secretary
  • Ash Bassim
  • Kira Broer
  • Peter Faris
  • Megan Kennedy
  • Katherine McMurray
  • George Peck
  • Catherine Pomeroy
  • Idris Keith
  • Joanna Floribus
  • Open Position: Unincorporated

Jake Zambrano is the Arapahoe County representative on the SCFD Board. Daniela Villarreal is the County staff liaison.

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