Deadline: 13 December 2019
Applications are now open for 2020 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Competition.
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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:
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- Preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten)
- 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 FY 2020:
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- 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
- 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.
- Embassies must vet applicants for eligibility, suitability, and reputable performance in cultural preservation or similar activities.
- The Center requests that embassies determine whether any country-specific sanctions should be taken into consideration before submitting applications.
- Embassies must ensure the applicants are able to receive U.S. federal assistance.
- 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
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- This opportunity consists of two application rounds:
- Round 1 (Project Abstract)
- Round 2 (Full Application)
- All interested applicants must submit proposals via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://mh.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/83/Website-post-for-Ambassadors-fund-for-Cultural-Preservation-Large-grant.pdf