The AFCP 2020 Small Grants Competition


Funding Opportunity ID: 321955
Opportunity Number: DOS-PTA-AFCPS20
Opportunity Title: The 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: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.025
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Public International Organizations
Agency Code: DOS-ZAF
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to South Africa
Posted Date: Oct 28, 2019
Close Date: Dec 01, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 28, 2019
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the Embassy of the United States of America in South Africa invites interested non-profit organizations, public international organizations, and private, public, or state institutions of higher education in South Africa and the United States to submit abstracts for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation projects in accordance with the specifications outlined in the full announcement (see Related Documents). Please review all information in this announcement prior to submitting applications or questions. 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: A. 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. B. 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. C. 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. Additional information regarding AFCP can be found at the following link: Applications should be emailed to
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