Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants Program

u.s. embassy

Relevent Country: Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic is now accepting applications for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Program.
AFCP supports the preservation of historic buildings, archaeological sites, manuscripts, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression such as indigenous languages and crafts in more than 120 countries around the world.

Funding Information
  • Total Available Funding: $6 million (estimated)
  • Award Amounts: $10,000 – $500,000
  • Number of Awards Anticipated: 20-30 awards per year
  • Length of Performance Period: 12 to 60 months
  • Anticipated Project Start Date: 1 October 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
The following entities are eligible to apply:
  • Foreign Institution of Higher Education
  • Foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO)
  • Foreign Public Entity, where permitted
  • U.S. Non-Profit Organization (IRC section 501(c)(3))
  • U.S. Institution of Higher Education