The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2022 Competition.
The AFCP Grants Program supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts. Appropriate project activities may include:
- Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts);
- Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to an object or site);
- Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of an object or site);
- Documentation (recording in analog or digital format the condition and salient features of an object, site, or tradition);
- Inventory (listing of objects, sites, or traditions by location, feature, age, or other unifying characteristic or state);
- Preventive Conservation (addressing conditions that threaten or damage a site, object, collection, or tradition);
- Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of an object or site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings);
- Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).
Proposals for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria will receive consideration in FY 2022:
- Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations
- Directly support U.S policies, strategies and objectives
- Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas or post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
- Support conflict resolution and help communities bridge differences
- Partner, connect with, or feed into other U.S Government’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) or public diplomacy programs.
- Project applicants can submit applications for AFCP Grants from $10,000 to $500,000.
- Eligible project implementers are defined as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities that can demonstrate they have the requisite capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. Eligible implementers may include non-governmental organizations, museums, educational institutions, ministries/ departments of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based educational institutions and organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The AFCP will not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous awards.
- Project implementers must be registered and active in the U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov to receive U.S. federal assistance.
- Vietnamese non-commercial entities may submit proposals ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 for projects with the main objective of preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam.
For more information, visit https://vn.usembassy.gov/2022-u-s-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-competition-announcement/