Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

u.s. embassy

Relevent Country: Mozambique

The U.S. Embassy in Mozambique announces an open competition for organizations to submit project ideas in the form of concept notes for Round 1 of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Program.
Program Objectives
  • 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 Information
  • Total available funding: $500,000.00
  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $10,000.00 to a maximum of $500,000.00
  • Length of performance period: 12 to 60 months
  • Number of awards anticipated: 03 awards (dependent on amounts)
  • Anticipated program start date:  October 1, 2024

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).
  • Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).
Eligibility Criteria
  • U.S. Embassy Mozambique defines eligible project implementers 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,
  • Not-for Profit Museums,
  • Not-For Profit Educational institutions,
  • Ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations
  • U.S.-based educational institutions,
  • U.S Non-Profit 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.
  • Potential implementers must be registered and active in the U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM) to receive U.S. federal assistance.