The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS announces the opening of the 2016 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Since its creation by the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation has provided financial support to more than 640 cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries. This Fund represents a contribution of more than $25 million towards the preservation of cultural heritage worldwide.
The Fund supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, archaeological site preservation, documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques, improved storage conditions for archives and manuscripts, and documentation of indigenous languages.
Qualified entities are reputable and accountable non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. Embassy Bridgetown will accept proposals from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Proposals must be submitted electronically to the U.S. Embassy at BridgetownGrants@state.gov by January 15, 2015. The January 15, 2015, deadline is firm; no extensions will be granted, and late submissions will not be considered. Full information and project eligibility and requirements are available here: http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation