U.S. Mission to Mexico: 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants Program

Deadline: 21 December 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are accepting project applications for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Small Grants Competition.

The Fund is aimed at preserving cultural sites or objects that have historical or cultural significance for Mexico.

Funding Areas

The AFCP Small Grants Competition supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression. Appropriate project activities may include:

  • In the case of 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
  • In the case of 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
  • Fin the case of 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 – Specific

Applications for projects that directly support one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY 2019:

  • U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreements
  • Disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas
  • Post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
  • Preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites

Funding Information

  • Floor on amount for individual awards: US $10,000 per project
  • Ceiling on amount for individual awards: US $200,000 per project

Eligible Project Applicants

Reputable and accountable noncommercial 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.

How to Apply

Submit proposals via email at the address given on the website with the subject line: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019 (Small Grants Program).

Eligible Countries: Mexico and United States

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2PRAY8s

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