2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals

2019 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce that we are now accepting project proposals for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP enables the U.S. Government to work with Cameroon to preserve its unique cultural heritage.

Project proposals are due on December 7, 2018 and must strictly comply with the requirements and guidelines described below.

Funding level:

Each AFCP Small Grant project budget must be between US $10,000 and US $200,000.

Funding Areas:  The AFCP Small Grants Competition supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression.  Appropriate project activities may include:

  1. Cultural sites:  conservation of ancient or historic buildings, preservation of archaeological sites, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes
  2. Cultural objects and collections: conservation treatment for objects or collections of objects from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation and protection purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
  3. 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.

Eligible Project Applicants:  This call for proposals is open to reputable and responsible non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, cultural associations, museums, or similar institutions and organizations, with the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.

Application and Submission Information: 

All documents must be submitted in English and include the following:

  1. Project Basics, including title, project dates, and AFCP focus area;
  2. Project Applicant information, including contact information, DUNS Number, and SAM registration status (see Section 19 below);
  3. Project Location;
  4. Proof of Official Permission to undertake the project;
  5. Project Purpose that summarizes the project objectives and desired results;
  6. Project Activities Description that presents the project tasks in chronological order etc.

Ineligible Activities and Unallowable Costs:  AFCP does not support the following activities or costs, and the Embassy will deem applications involving any of these activities or costs ineligible:

  1. Preservation or purchase of privately or commercially owned cultural objects, collections, or real property, including those whose transfer from private or commercial to public ownership is envisioned, planned, or in process but not complete at the time of application
  2. Preservation of natural heritage (physical, biological, and geological formations, paleontological collections, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants, fossils, etc.)
  3. Preservation of hominid or human remains
  4. Preservation of news media (newspapers, newsreels, radio and TV programs, etc.)
  5. Preservation of published materials available elsewhere (books, periodicals, etc.

Application Closing Date:  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:30.

To Apply: get more informations at US Embassy site 

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