U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020

U.S. Embassy Apia
Notice of Funding Opportunity


U.S. Embassy Apia is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), offering grants from US $10,000 to US $200,000 per project. Awards will be subject to availability of funds.
AFCP supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage in less developed countries, including historic buildings, archaeological sites, ethnographic objects, paintings, manuscripts, and indigenous languages and other forms of traditional cultural expression.

The AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression. Appropriate project activities may include:
a) 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
b) In the case of cultural objects and collections: conservation needs assessments and treatment, inventory of a collection for conservation purposes, the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections, or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections
c) In 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.

Please click here for complete grant guidelines, including ineligible activities and unallowable costs.

Please complete and submit the attached application form and budget template by COB November 29, 2019 to ApiaPD@state.gov. For further enquiries, please email or call 21631 ext 2232.
Further information about the AFCP grant and previous grantees can be found here: https://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation

Application form | Budget template