The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad & Tobago is accepting applications for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to support the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts.
- Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount: $10,000.00
- Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount: $500,000.00
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)
- The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain through the Public Affairs Section, will accept full applications from those who qualify to receive support from the U.S. government and AFCP grants in accordance with AFCP program policies.
- The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain and the U.S. Department of State define eligible 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. These entities must have a DUNS number and SAM registration prior to submission and be able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
For more information, visit https://tt.usembassy.gov/education-culture/request-grant-proposals/