2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and 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 and indigenous languages.

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation was created in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural heritage and demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures, their history, and rich traditions. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of all humanity. To date, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe has funded 15 projects in Tajikistan, providing over $540,000 in AFCP grants.

An informational session will be held on Friday, November 4, at 10:00am at the American Corner Dushanbe, 66 Tolstoy Street, Dushanbe. All organizations interested in applying for the program are encouraged to attend. AFCP application is available at the following link: https://tj.usembassy.gov/embassy/dushanbe/grant-programs/ambassadors-fund-program/.

The deadline for submission of proposals is December 31, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed and considered as they arrive. Early applications are encouraged.