U.S. Embassy in Dominican Republic seeking Applications for AFCP Small Projects – 2021
The U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo is accepting project applications for the 2021 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), on behalf of the Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
1000 new grants and donors
The AFCP 2021 Small Grants Competition supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression.
Appropriate project activities may include:
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.
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.
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.
Applications for projects that do one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY 2021:
Support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations
Support U.S. Embassy priorities
Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas
Support post-disaster cultural heritage recovery
Preserve World Heritage sites
Partner, connect with or feed into other ECA programs
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Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $10,000 per project
Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project
Anticipated Number of Awards: 25-35
The Center defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities 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.
This may include:
Deadline Free Grants
ministries of culture, or similar institutions and
Organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
For more information, visit https://do.usembassy.gov/education-culture/u-s-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation/