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U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation
Grants Program
November 20, 2023

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP 2024) Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the start of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP 2024) Grants Program. The application process involves two rounds: In Round 1, the Embassy will collect project ideas in the form of concept notes due January 18, 2024. In Round 2, the Embassy will invite promising ideas to submit full project applications, due March 31, 2024.


Awards will range from USD10,000 to USD500,000. On the availability of funds.

Funding Areas:

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:

  1. Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts);
  2. Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to an object or site);
  3. Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of an object or site);
  4. Documentation (recording in analog or digital format the condition and salient features of an object, site, or tradition);
  5. Inventory (listing of objects, sites, or traditions by location, feature, age, or other unifying characteristic or state);
  6. Preventive Conservation (addressing conditions that threaten or damage a site, object, collection, or tradition);
  7. 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);
  8. Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).

Application forms & Guides

For more information on AFCP please email ApiaPD@state.gov.