Deadline: 9 December 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Paraguay, in coordination with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has announced the fiscal year 2020 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grants competition.
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The Fund aims to preserve cultural sites or objects that have historical or cultural significance for Paraguay.
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The U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay invites eligible organizations to submit proposals that include project activities that adhere to the following guidelines and to international standards for the preservation of cultural heritage. These activities may include:
- Cultural sites: conservation of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archaeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes.
- Cultural objects and collections: conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation and protection purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
- Forms of traditional cultural expression: documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music, indigenous languages and dance forms for broad dissemination as the means of teaching and further preserving them, or support for training in the preservation of traditional applied arts or crafts in danger of extinction.
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- Floor on amount of each award: US $10,000 per project.
- Ceiling on amount of each award: $200,000 per project.
Eligibility is limited to reputable not-for-profit organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.- based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, that are registered and active in SAM.gov and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
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How to Apply
Applicants must submit grants proposals electronically at the address given on the website.
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For more information, please visit https://py.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/274/NOFO-AFCP-small-FY2020-PY.pdf