Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

u.s. embassy

Relevent Country: Angola

The U.S. Embassy to Angola and Sao Tome and Principe has announced the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Program.

Program Objective

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 140 countries around the world. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. AFCP projects strengthen civil society, encourage good governance, and promote political and economic stability around the world.

Funding Areas

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.

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 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)

Funding Information

Project awards range from US $10,000 to $500,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible project implementers are defined 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, museums, educational institutions, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations.
  • 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.

Ineligible

AFCP does not support the following activities or costs, and will deem applications requesting AFCP support for 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.).

Source: https://ao.usembassy.gov/u-s-ambassador-fund-for-cultural-preservation/