AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition

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Funding Opportunity ID: 321874
Opportunity Number: FY20-MMR-NOFO-02
Opportunity Title: AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
CFDA Number(s): 19.025
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The US Department of State defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities that are registered and active in SAM.gov and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. This may include non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Embassies must vet applicants for eligibility, suitability, and reputable performance in cultural preservation or similar activities and ensure that the applicants are able to receive U.S. federal assistance. Past AFCP award recipients may submit applications for continuation funds under this opportunity. 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 AFCP awards.
Agency Code: DOS-MMR
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Myanmar
Posted Date: Oct 24, 2019
Close Date: Dec 10, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Description: The US Embassy is accepting project applications for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The deadline for submitting applications to the US Embassy is December 10, 2019. Full implementation of the AFCP 2020 program is pending the availability of FY 2020 funds and an approved congressional spend plan. Funding Areas: The AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression. Appropriate project activities may include: In the case of cultural sites: conservation of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archaeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes In the case of cultural objects and collections: conservation needs assessments and treatment, inventory of a collection for conservation purposes, the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections, or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections In the case of forms of traditional cultural expression: documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music, indigenous languages and dance forms for broad dissemination as the means of teaching and further preserving them, or support for training in the preservation of traditional applied arts or crafts in danger of extinction. Please see attached file in the related documents tab for detailed information.
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