The Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites submission of proposals from U. S. public and private nonprofit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) for a Cooperative Agreement to assist
in the design and implementation of the FY 2021 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Alumni Exchange (AFCP-AE).
This initiative is one of three that the Center will launch in 2021 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the U. S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).
Since its inception 20 years ago, the AFCP has supported over a thousand projects in more than 650 communities in 133 countries around the world.
See here for more information:
https://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation/annual-reports.Two of the three initiatives celebrating the AFCP will be implemented via cooperative agreements.
the AFCP-AE (the subject of this NOFO) and the Cultural Heritage Exchange Initiative.
A NOFO has been issued for each.
Applicants may apply to either one or both as they prefer.
The AFCP-AE will strengthen connections between American cultural preservation experts and the vast network of cultural heritage preservation professionals from around the world who have participated in one or several of the preservation projects funded through AFCP since 200 1. It shall consist of a series of six regional workshops and one virtual global workshop focused on issues likely to face the cultural heritage preservation community over the next decade and the sharing of best practices to deal with the expected challenges.
Foreign participants will include individuals from organizations that have implemented AFCP projects over the last 20 years who will be selected to represent a range of heritage types and contexts.
Please see the full announcement for additional information.