Deadline: 4 December 2019
The U.S Embassy in Montenegro is accepting project abstracts for the 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program to preserve cultural sites or objects and museum collection of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Montenegro.
This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of Montenegro.
The AFCP Large Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. Appropriate project activities may include:
- preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site)
- stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance [settling, collapse, etc.] of a site)
- conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to a collection or sites)
- consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of a site)
- anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts)
- restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of a site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings)
Applications for projects that directly support one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY2018:
- U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreement
- 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
- Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: $200,000 per project
- Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: $800,000 per project
- Project performance period: 1-5 years
Montenegro based non-commercial entities that are registered 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, Ministry 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 submitted electronically via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://me.usembassy.gov/2020-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-afcp-large-grants-program/