Fortunately for the six-county Denver region, a modest sales tax has been collected and distributed to cultural facilities and programs for over 30 years. In 2019, more than $60 million was distributed. But, of course, like all sales taxes, collections are now falling. The organization in charge of distribution of the funds and management of the district – the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) – reports that year-to-date collections in March were down 2.5 percent compared to 2019. The April year-to-date collections fell 4.9 percent.
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