Preserving Culture, Preserving History!

The summary for the Preserving Culture, Preserving History! grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Jamaica, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Preserving Culture, Preserving History!: The U.S. Embassy Kingston Public Affairs Section is located at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica. More information about the Public Affairs Section and its Grants Program can be found at: http:/kingston.usembassy.gov/.

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to call for proposals for the 2016 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was created by the U.S. Congress in 2001 and it aims to provide grant awards to preserve cultural heritage around the world, ranging from the renovation of historical monuments and restoration of artefacts to the documentation of traditional cultural expression.

Since its inception, the AFCP has given out over U.S. $12 million to support almost 500 projects worldwide, illustrating the commitment of the United States to help people and nations around the world save and safeguard their deep-rich cultural traditions. In establishing the fund, the U.S. Congress noted, "Cultural preservation offers an opportunity to show a different American face to other countries, one that is non-commercial, non-political, and non-military. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, we show our respect for other cultures." Jamaican institutions consistently over perform in this global funding competition: over the last decade, we have funded a half dozen projects on-island, totally over U.S. $160,000.
For 2016, we are asking for proposals ranging from small grants – US$10,000 to US$150,000 – to large grants – US$200,000 to US$500,000. Project proposals can range from one to three years.

Past local grant-awards have been issued for several initiatives including the:

• Preservation of the Writings of Marcus Garvey - 2001
• Preventative Conservation of Taino Amulets and Other Ethnographic Objects at the Institute of Jamaica - 2004
• Conservation of the Collections of the National Gallery of Jamaica - 2006
• Restoration of Five Historic Paintings in the National Gallery of Jamaica - 2008
• Conservation of the Enos Nuttall Manuscripts Collection of the National Library of
Jamaica - 2009
• Preventive Conservation of the Collections of the National Museum of Jamaica - 2014

Purpose of Grant

The objective if the AFCP grant award is to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives and demonstrate American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage around the world.

In furtherance of this key objective, grant proposals for projects must meet one or more of the following criteria:

i. Directly support U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property protection agreements;
ii. Support the preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites;
iii. Support risk reduction and disaster preparedness for cultural sites and collections in seismically active and other disaster-prone areas; and
iv. Engage women, youth, or under-served communities.
Federal Grant Title: Preserving Culture, Preserving History!
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Jamaica
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Earmark
Funding Opportunity Number: S-JM370-15-GR-019
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.025
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
Current Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2016
Posted Date: Dec 18, 2015
Creation Date: Dec 18, 2015
Archive Date: Feb 14, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCPcreated by the U.S. Congress in 2001. It aims to provide grant awards to preserve cultural heritage around the world, ranging from the renovation of historical monuments and restoration of artefacts to the documentation of traditional cultural expression.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Non-commercial entities, such as 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.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
U.S. Embassy Kingston website
Grant Announcement Contact
Shayzan McBeam Cultural Affairs Assistant Phone 1-876-702-6113
Federal Agency email

U.S. Mission to Jamaica 703-875-5117
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