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FY 2021 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Alumni Exchange

Cooperative Agreement with a USA IHE or Nonprofit Organization
for a Series of Workshops on Cultural Preservation

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U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) - Cultural Heritage Center

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06/04/21 11:59 PM ET


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Cooperative agreement with a USA IHE or nonprofit organization for a series of workshops on the topic of cultural preservation. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide networking activities for cultural preservation professionals around the world.

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 2001. 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.

The anticipated key outcomes are the identification of shared values with respect to the preservation of cultural heritage, the establishment of a global AFCP network of cultural preservation professionals who have a positive view of the United States, and the promotion of U.S. leadership in international cultural preservation. The anticipated key outputs are career development and professional networking opportunities for U.S. and foreign preservation professionals, institutions, and organizations.

The overarching goals for the AFCP-AE are:

  • To provide a platform for AFCP alumni to connect and learn from each other
  • To promote best practices in cultural preservation and protection
  • To provide professional development opportunities to AFCP alumni

The AFCP-AE will support the development of workshops to provide AFCP alumni networking, skill-building, and other professional development opportunities. Program development and planning, carried out in cooperation with ECA/P/C and U.S. embassies, should begin in winter 2021 with implementation beginning in spring 2022. The AFCP-AE will consist of three components outlined below:

  1. Global Alumni Workshop
  2. Regional Alumni Workshops
  3. Ongoing Alumni Engagement Events

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Anticipated Award Date: August 1, 2021, pending the availability of funds.

Anticipated Project Completion Date: December 31, 2023


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3) may submit applications for this competition. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply under this competition.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 by 11:59 PM Washington, DC time

Applications may only be submitted electronically through The registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, registration should be done in sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

All applicants must also have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI/DUNS) number and be registered in

There is no minimum or maximum percentage of cost sharing required for this competition. However, the Bureau encourages applicants to provide maximum levels of cost sharing and funding in support of its programs.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions about this announcement, contact:

Erin Leckey, U.S. Department of State
Cultural Heritage Center, ECA/P/C, SA-5
5th floor, 2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

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