NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 LARGE GRANTS COMPETITION – Scholarship and Grants Opportunities

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Funding Opportunity ID: 309774
Opportunity Number: PAS-COL-AFCP-LG-2019
Opportunity Title: NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR U.S. AMBASSADORS FUND FOR CULTURAL PRESERVATION (AFCP) 2019 LARGE GRANTS COMPETITION
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: 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. AFCP will recommend for funding those projects that address one or more of the following ECA Bureau strategic goals: A. U.S. treaty or bilateral agreement obligations, such as cultural property agreements B. U.S. Embassy Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) goals C. Disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas D. Post-disaster cultural heritage recovery E. Preservation of inscribed World Heritage sites 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 SAM.gov 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 November 23, 2018. Fully developed project proposals for successful abstracts will be due January 11, 2019. Please contact Grants Applications Manager on ColomboPDGrants@state.gov with “AFCP 2019 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 https://lk.usembassy.gov/embassy/grant-opportunities/
CFDA Number(s): 19.025
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-LKA
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2018
Close Date: Nov 23, 2018
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 23, 2018. Fully developed project proposals for successful abstracts will be due January 11, 2019. Please contact Grants Applications Manager on ColomboPDGrants@state.gov with “AFCP 2019 Large Grants Program” in the subject line for further information or to submit abstracts.
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