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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition – Vietnam

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition – Vietnam

Deadline: 4-Jan-24

The U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition.

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.
Funding Priorities
  • Proposals for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria will receive consideration in FY 2024:
    • Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations
    • Directly support U.S policies, strategies and objectives in Vietnam
    • Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas or post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
    • Complement other U.S. Government Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) or public diplomacy programs.
Funding Information
  • Vietnamese non-commercial entities may submit proposals ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 for projects with a main objective of preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam.
  • 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); and
    • Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).
Eligibility Criteria
  • Eligible project implementers are defined as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities that can demonstrate they have the requisite capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.  Eligible implementers may include non-governmental organizations, museums, educational institutions, ministries/ departments of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based educational institutions and organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.  The AFCP will not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous awards.
  • Project implementers must be registered and active in the U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM) to receive U.S. federal assistance.
  • AFCP will not support the following activities or costs, and applications involving any of the activities or costs below will be deemed ineligible:
    • Preservation or purchase of privately or commercially owned cultural objects, collections, or real property, including those whose transfer from private or commercial to public ownership is envisioned, planned, or in process but not complete at the time of application;
    • Preservation of natural heritage (physical, biological, and geological formations, paleontological collections, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants, fossils, etc.) unless the natural heritage has a cultural heritage or dimension;
    • Preservation of hominid or human remains;
    • Preservation of news media (newspapers, newsreels, radio and TV programs, etc.);
    • Preservation of published materials available elsewhere (books, periodicals, etc.);

For more information, visit U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam.

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