U.S. Funds Preservation of South Asia’s Oldest Shipwreck

December 13, 2022: U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung, Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Somaratne Vidanapathirana, Director General of Central Cultural Fund Professor Gamini Ranasinghe, and Senior Archaeology Officer Rasika Muthucumarana celebrated the announcement of a U.S. grant of $82,192 to document and conserve the Godawaya shipwreck and its artifacts. The grant ... Read More»

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  Email:  ColomboPDGrants@state.gov Deadline: December 6, 2017   ... Read More»

NOFO – AFCP 2017 Small Grants Competition

The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Small 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 ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission’s Remarks for AFCP Galle Fort World Heritage Site Documentation Closing Ceremony

As Prepared: Good afternoon everyone and thank you to everyone who helped organize this event today. A special thanks to project co-directors Professor P.B. Mandawala and architect Prasanna Ratnayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sampath Amaratuge, friends from the Central Cultural Fund, Galle Maritime Archaeological Museum, Galle Heritage Foundation, and other distinguished guests.  ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund Helps Preserve Sri Lankan Ritual Dances for Future Generations

As part of continued U.S. support for the preservation of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, the Embassy of the United States of America has awarded a grant to the University of Peradeniya to document and preserve four traditional ritual dance forms and related crafts. “We are proud to partner with the University of Peradeniya in its ... Read More»
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