The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), application for 2023 Grants Program is now open.

Award Information: 

Funding Instrument Type:  Grant or Cooperative Agreement

CFDA Number: 19.025

Funding Opportunity Number: AFCP-2023-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) 2023 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 30, 2022, to   In Round 2, those with promising ideas will be asked to submit full project applications, due April 28, 2023,11:59 p.m. EST. 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  U.S Embassies and consulates around the world are also conducting their own local competitions.

For the full announcement and application instructions:

Concept notes are due December 30, 2022.  Please submit concept notes to