U.S. Embassy in Haiti: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

Deadline: 5 January 2018

The U.S Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Cultural Heritage Center of the U.S. Department of State has announced the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity.

Project Categories

  • CULTURAL SITES
    • The “Cultural Sites” category includes restoration of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes.
  • CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS
    • The “Cultural Objects and Collections” category includes conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects; assessment of the needs 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
    • The “Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression” category includes documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music 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 Information

The Embassy of the United States in Port-au-Prince is now accepting project proposals of over $10,000.00 US for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018 competition (AFCP).

Eligibility Criteria

Recipients (grantees) must be 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.

How to Apply

Proposal must be submitted in English via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Haiti and United States

For more information, please visit U.S. Embassy in Haiti.

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