Digitalizing the Kurdish Heritage Institute Collection

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Funding Opportunity ID: 313465
Opportunity Number: DOS-BAGHDAD-PD-2019-010
Opportunity Title: Digitalizing the Kurdish Heritage Institute Collection
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: Culture Heritage
CFDA Number(s): 19.021
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations; Have demonstrated experience developing and administering similar programs; Have the capacity to operate in Iraq and have active partnerships with organization(s) operating in Iraq needed to support the program.
Agency Code: DOS-IRQ
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Iraq
Posted Date: Mar 05, 2019
Close Date: Apr 26, 2019
Last Updated Date: Mar 05, 2019
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce availability of funding through the Public Affairs Office (PA) for a project to build an online portal for Kurdish Heritage Institute (KHI) to store, archive, and document Kurdish cultural heritage materials and make the archives available to the public including academics, students, researchers, and those who are interested in culture of the region. The project will provide a complete program for digitizing online KHI archives, including a library of 15,000 special books as well as 3,000 culturally significant photos, 23,000 audio and video files. The awardee must include plans to preserve distinctive authentic cultural items and keep the materials from being lost, while at the same time making them available for the public through the development of a website for the institute. The duration of the project is expected to last 12 months, after which all materials will be digitized and available online for the public. The Governments of Iraq and the United States are committed through the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement to the establishment of affiliations between Iraqi and U.S. institutions to protect Iraqi Cultural Heritage.
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