NOFO – 2018 AFCP Large Grants Competition

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018 large Grants Competition 

Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-COL-AFCP-LG-2018
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Program Authorization: “Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961” P.L. 87-256 
CFDA Number: 19.025 
Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project 
Deadline: December 6, 2017


Program Description 

The U.S. Embassy Colombo is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2018 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) large grants program.  We invite you to work with the Public Affairs section at U.S. Embassy Colombo to develop and submit proposals for possible funding under this initiative.

You are invited to send project abstracts for large-scale, partnership-based projects to preserve significant cultural heritage sites in Sri Lanka and Maldives through this program.

This opportunity is open to reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code, that are registered and active in and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.

The AFCP large grants competition takes place in two rounds: Project Abstract (Round 1) and Full Project Proposal (Round 2).  Only those applicants whose abstracts are successfully reviewed will be eligible to develop and submit full proposals for round 2.   Floor on Amount of Awards: US $200,000 per project.  Since 2008, awards made through this program for new large-scale projects have ranged from $200,000 to $979,000 with an average award amount of $480,000.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 6, 2017.  Fully developed project proposals for successful abstracts will be due February 1, 2017.  Please contact Grants Applications Manager on with “AFCP 2018 Large Grants Program” in the subject line for further information or to submit abstracts.

If invited to submit full project proposals to round 2, an Embassy official will provide instructions.

Complete details regarding proposal requirements can be found in Annexure I – General Information.