SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Ralph Becker, the City Council and the Special Events Office have invited event organizers to apply for a sponsorship through the city’s Signature Events Fund.

The fund, established by Becker and the Salt Lake City Council, is intended to financially support public events, both large and small, that provide significant economic and cultural contributions to Salt Lake City.

Last fiscal year, 30 different events received financial support from the Signature Event Fund in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $15,000. A total fund of $150,000 has been set aside this fiscal year for the program, with three sponsorship tiers for events of varying sizes.

Considerations for sponsorship are based on public and community benefit, economic impact, cultural and civic contribution, financial need and relationship to Salt Lake City’s mission and goals to be the “best place to live, eat, work, play and do business.”

Organizations planning public events in Salt Lake City between April 1 and March 31, 2014, are encouraged to apply. Applications are now being accepted and two-page proposals are due to the Special Events Office no later than Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Recipients will be selected by the City’s Signature Events Fund Committee and notified by mid-March.