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Submit Your Proposals for 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grant Competition – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Submit Your Proposals for 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grant Competition – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline: 29 November 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo is accepting project proposals for its U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Large Grant Competition.

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U.S. ambassadors in eligible countries may submit proposals for projects to preserve cultural heritage in the host country. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina and other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Funding Information

  • Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: $200,000 per project
  • Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: $800,000 per project
  • Project performance period: 1-5 years

Funding Areas

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The AFCP Large Grants 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)

Funding Priorities

Applications for projects that directly support one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY2020:

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  • U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreement
  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bosnian and Herzegovinian based non-commercial entities that are registered in and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
  • This may include: non-governmental organizations, museums, Ministry of Culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
  • The AFCP will not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.

How to Apply

  • This opportunity consists of two application rounds:
    • Round 1 (Project Abstract)
    • Round 2 (Full Proposal)
  • Applicants must submit their applications at the address given on the website.

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