U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2023 Grants Program

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 1, 2022  – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2023 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). Interested applicants must first submit a two-page concept note for their project. Selected applicants will be asked to submit full project proposals. 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 17 projects in Tajikistan, providing over $ 806,424 in AFCP grants.

For more details and instructions on completing the concept note application, please visit the following link: https://bit.ly/2zzfKBW

The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is December 1, 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they arrive.