CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 LARGE GRANTS COMPETITION

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309913
Opportunity Number: PAS-KTM-AFCP-LARGE-FY2019
Opportunity Title: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 LARGE GRANTS COMPETITION
Opportunity Category: Other
Opportunity Category Explanation: The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is accepting project abstracts for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Large Grants Program. The deadline for submitting abstracts to the U.S. Embassy is November 25, 2018.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu is accepting project abstracts for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2019 Large Grants Program. The deadline for submitting abstracts to the U.S. Embassy is November 25, 2018. If abstracts advance to Round 2, the concerned institutions (grantees) will be contacted to submit a full proposal at a later date. Any submission received after the deadline will not be considered. Full implementation of the program depends on availability of funds. Interested institutions (grantees) are urged to consult with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy as soon as possible for details and guidance on the AFCP 2019 Large Grants Program by emailing culturektm@state.gov. COMPETITION FORMAT: This opportunity consists of two application rounds: Round 1 (Project Abstract) and Round 2 (Full Proposal). During Round 1, project abstracts are submitted after prior U. S. Embassy consultation. Following a technical review, rating, and ranking of abstracts, approved institutions will be invited to submit a full project proposal (Round 2). FUNDING AREAS: The AFCP Large Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. Appropriate project activities may include: • Preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site) • Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance [settling, collapse, etc.] of a site) • Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to a collection or sites) • Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of a site) • Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts) • Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of a site, usually applicable with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings) FUNDING PRIORITIES: Applications for projects that directly supports one or more of the following will receive additional consideration in FY 2019; • Disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas • Post-disaster cultural heritage recovery • Preservation of inscribed World Heritage Sites ELIGIBLE PROJECT APPLICANTS: The Cultural Heritage Center defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutio
CFDA Number(s): 19.025
Eligible Applicants: Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: ELIGIBLE PROJECT APPLICANTS: The Cultural Heritage Center defines eligible project applicants as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as 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, registered and active in SAM.gov and able to demonstrate requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. INELIGIBLE PROJECT APPLICANTS: AFCP does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, and past award recipients who have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.
Agency Code: DOS-NPL
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Nepal
Posted Date: Oct 26, 2018
Close Date: Nov 25, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 26, 2018
Award Ceiling: $800,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: INELIGIBLE PROJECT APPLICANTS: AFCP does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, and past award recipients who have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards. APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION Important: The application process for the AFCP Large Grants Program takes place in two rounds: Project Abstract (Round 1) and Full Proposal (Round 2). Interested institutions must submit abstracts electronically via email [cultureKTM@state.gov] to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu no later than Sunday, November 25, 2018. ROUND 1- PROJECT ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS: The project abstract must include the following items; A. Full and complete Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), including Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A), Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B), and, if applicable, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL)- Please email at culturektm@state.gov to obtain the correct forms. B. Project basics, including title, project dates, location, and site. C. Project budget D. Project applicant information, including any contact information, DUNS Number, and SAM registration status. E. Special designations (national monument, World Heritage Site, etc.). F. Law/s Protecting the Site or Collection (citations only). G. Project Purpose that summarizes the project objectives and desired results. H. Statement of Importance highlighting the historic, architectural, artistic, or cultural (non-religious) values of the site or collection. ROUND 2 FULL PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS: The U.S. Embassy will contact institutions that advance to Round 2. The Embassy will provide detailed guidelines to develop a full project proposal. COST SHARING AND OTHER FORMS OF COST PARTICIPATION: There is no minimum or maximum percentage of cost participation required for this competition. When cost sharing is offered, it is understood and agreed that the applicant must provide the amount of cost sharing as stipulated in its proposal and later included in an approved agreement. The applicant will be responsible for tracking and reporting on any cost share or outside funding, which is subject to audit per 2 CFR 200. Cost sharing may be in the form of allowable direct or indirect costs. DUNS NUMBER AND SAM.gov REGISTRATION: Applicants requesting U.S. $25,000 or more in federal assistance must have a Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, a NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) code, and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting a full proposal. NOTE: This process can take weeks/months, especially for non-U.S. applicants. Applicants may acquire DUNS numbers at no cost by calling a dedicated toll-free DUNS number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or by requesting a number online at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Non-U.S. based applicants may request a NCAGE code at https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/scage/CageList.aspx. SAM is the official, free online registration database for the U.S. Government. SAM.gov replaced the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in July 2012. SAM.gov collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of federal agency acquisition and grant award mission. Registration in SAM is free: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ PROJECT ABSTRACTS REVIEW AND SELECTION (ROUND 1): The U.S. Embassy will screen abstracts and then forward selected ones that meet mission strategic priorities to the Cultural Heritage Center in Washington for a final rating and ranking. The U.S. Embassy will invite qualifying institutions to submit a full proposal for Round 2 of the competition in January of 2019. CONTACT INFORMATION: For initial inquiries and selection process questions, please reach out to Cultural Affairs Specialist Dhurba Shah via email at shahdb1@state.gov or on phone at +977-1-423 4472. Please submit complete project abstracts by November 25 to both Dhurba and Cultural Affairs Officer Grace Carroll at cultureKTM@state.gov. Learn more about AFCP on the web at http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/afcp.html We look forward to receiving your project abstracts. Thank you.
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