The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2023 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants competition.
The AFCP was established in 2001 in collaboration with the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to assist countries in preserving their cultural heritage. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques, traditional music, and indigenous languages.
U.S. Embassy Paramaribo invites institutions and organizations that are involved with cultural preservation to work with its Public Affairs Section to develop and submit proposals for possible funding under this initiative. Since 2005, Suriname has received five AFCP grants including its largest grant in 2022 for the restoration of the exterior of Elisabeth Samsonhuis.
This program is open to non-commercial entities only. For information on eligibility and how to apply please visit: https://sr.usembassy.gov/education-culture/ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation/. The deadline for receipt of initial proposals is noon on December 1, 2022. Full implementation of the AFCP 2023 program is pending the availability of FY 2023 funds.
The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo looks forward to receiving proposals in support of efforts to preserve Surinamese cultural heritage for future generations.