The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), application for 2022 Grants Program is now open.

Award Information: 

Funding Instrument Type:  Grant  or Cooperative Agreement

CFDA Number: 19.025

Funding Opportunity Number: AFCP 2021-2022 GP

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

Floor on Amount of Individual Awards:  US $10,000 per project

Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $500,000 per project

The U.S. Embassy in Amman, with the Cultural Heritage Center (“the Center”) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce the start of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2022 Grants Program.  

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. AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.

The application process will proceed in two rounds.  In Round 1, project ideas from applicants will be accepted in the form of concept notes, due December 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EST.   In Round 2, those with promising ideas will be asked to submit full project applications, due April 10, 2022,11:59 p.m. EDT. Awards will range from $10,000 to $500,000.

AFCP is an international program made available for countries based on their rankings in the 2020 U.N. Human Development Index.  Hence, this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available worldwide on Grants.gov.  U.S Embassies and consulates around the world are also conducting their own local competitions.

The Center has expertise in cultural preservation and is available for technical guidance and to work with interested embassies to help them or their prospective implementing partners. The Center is offering project design webinars during the month of November 2021 on the topics of heritage and climate change, engaging communities through heritage, and heritage and sustainable development. 

The Center is offering project design webinars for both applicants and embassy staffs on the topics of heritage and climate change (November 9, 9:00 a.m. EST), engaging communities through heritage (November 16, 9:00 a.m. EST), and heritage and sustainable development (November 19, 9:00 a.m. EST).  Recordings of these webinars and their resource materials will be available in late November.  To register for one or more of these webinars, follow the registration links in the AFCP 2022 Webinar PDF here: https://usdos.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/ECA_CulturalHeritageCenter/EgGTheJk-L5Fvn0YV5ceIlABxmtfdRkd9WTYdS9UzsGOsw?e=S9Jx7z 

For the full announcement and application instructions: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=ambassadors%20fund

Concept notes are due December 12, 2021 , Please submit concept notes at AmmanAFCPgrants@state.gov.