U.S. Embassy Rangoon and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2021 call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Program.
The Fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. foreign policy objectives and demonstrate American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage around the world. The Fund is aimed at preserving cultural sites or objects that have a historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Myanmar.
The AFCP Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. Appropriate project activities may include:
- a) Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts);
- b) Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to an object or site);
- c) Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of an object or site);
- d) Documentation (recording in analog or digital format the condition and salient features of an object, site, or tradition);
- e) Inventory (listing of objects, sites, or traditions by location, feature, age, or other unifying characteristic or state);
- f) Preventive Conservation (addressing conditions that threaten or damage a site, object, collection, or tradition);
- g) Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of an object or site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings);
- h) Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).
Application instructions and necessary documents can be found at grants.gov.
Complete application package should be sent via email to RangoonUSECA@state.gov and the application deadline is November 16, 2020.