Deadline: 15 December 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State have announced the 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program.
The Fund is aimed at preserving cultural sites or objects that have historical or cultural significance for Cambodia.
The Fund was established to help countries preserve their cultural heritage. For Cambodia, it is aimed at preserving major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that have historical or cultural significance and are accessible to the public and protected by law in Cambodia. The projects selected to receive funding through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of Cambodia.
Proposal shall advance U.S. foreign policy objectives and demonstrate American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage around the world.
- Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project
- Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $800,000 per project
The AFCP Large Grant 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:
- Preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site)
- 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 2019:
- U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreements;
- 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 Embassy 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.
- AFCP does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients which have not fulfilled the objectives or the reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.
For more information, visit https://kh.usembassy.gov/call-for-proposals-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-2020-large-grants-program-deadline-december-15-2019/