NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 SMALL GRANTS COMPETITION

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309773
Opportunity Number: PAS-COL-AFCP-SML-2019
Opportunity Title: NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 SMALL GRANTS COMPETITION
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
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: The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants competition. The AFCP was established in 2001 in collaboration with the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to assist countries in preserving their cultural heritage. The projects recommended for funding under this program shall advance U.S. foreign policy goals and demonstrate American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in support of prosperity and stability around the world.You are invited to work with U.S. Embassy Colombo’s Public Affairs Section to develop and submit proposals for possible funding under this initiative. To date, through the AFCP program the Embassy has supported eleven projects in Sri Lanka valued at almost $790,102 and four projects in Maldives valued at nearly $96,000. Funding Range for Individual Awards: From $10,000 to $200,000 per project. AFCP additionally consider funding for those projects that support one or more of the following priorities: A. U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreements B. U.S. Embassy Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) goals C. Disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas D. Post-disaster cultural heritage recovery E. Preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites The deadline for receipt of proposals is November 23, 2018. To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward only electronic copies of all required documentation to Grants Applications Manager under the heading “AFCP 2019 Small Grants Competition” to the e-mail ColomboPDGrants@state.gov on or before the deadline. Proposal requirements can be found in https://lk.usembassy.gov/embassy/grant-opportunities/
CFDA Number(s): 19.025
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-LKA
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2018
Close Date: Nov 23, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 22, 2018
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The deadline for receipt of proposals is November 23, 2018. To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward only electronic copies of all required documentation to Grants Applications Manager under the heading “AFCP 2019 Small Grants Competition” to the e-mail ColomboPDGrants@state.gov on or before the deadline. Proposal requirements can be found in https://lk.usembassy.gov/embassy/grant-opportunities/
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