U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

Deadline: 11 December 2017

The Cultural Section of the Office of Public Affairs of the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in coordination with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) is currently inviting Dominican cultural entities to submit project proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

Funding Information

  • Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $10,000 per project.
  • Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: $200,000 per project.
  • In FY 2017, awards ranged from US $24,000 to US $174,000.

Funding Areas

 AFCP will recommend for funding those applications 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

Funding Priorities

Applications for projects that directly support one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY 2018:

  • U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreements
  • U.S. Embassy Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) goals
  • Disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in seismically active and other disaster-prone areas
  • Post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
  • Preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Center defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental 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.
  • AFCP does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or to embassies or past award recipients which have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Dominican Republic and United States

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

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