Deadline: 10 December 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State have announced the 2020 Call for Proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program Funding Opportunity.
AFCP has helped preserve cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in Thailand and around the world. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity.
The AFCP 2020 Small Grants Program supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression. Appropriate project 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 needs assessment and treatment, inventory of a collection for conservation 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.
Specific to the AFCP 2020 Small Grants Program annual competition, proposals for projects that directly support one or more of the following will receive additional consideration:
- Support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations
- Support U.S. Embassy Integrated Country Strategies
- Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas
- Support post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
- Preserve World Heritage sites
Minimum funding available for individual projects is US$10,000 per project and the maximum amount is US$200,000 per project.
Eligible project applicants are reputable and accountable non-commercial entities 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. This may include 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.
How to Apply
- Proposals must be written in English.
- Proposals must be submitted electronically via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://th.usembassy.gov/the-u-s-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-afcp-2020-small-grants-program-funding-opportunity/