Call for Proposals U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

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Relevent Country: Egypt

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2024 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Program.

The AFCP Grants Program supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collection, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts.

Funding Information

Funding awards will range from $10,000 to $500,000 per project.

Eligible Activities

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 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).

Ineligible Activities

  • AFCP does not support the following activities or costs, and applications requesting any of these activities or costs 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 connection 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.)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible implementors may include:

  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Museums
  • Educational Institutions
  • Ministries of Culture or similar institutions
  • U.S. based educational institutions and organizations


AFCP will not award grants to:


  • Commercial entities
  • Past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous awards