NOFO – 2018 AFCP Small Grants Competition

Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-COL-AFCP-SML-2018
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Program Authorization: “Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961”  (P.L. 87-256 Sec 102(b)(5), as amended)
CFDA Number: 19.025 
Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: US $10,000 per project 
Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: US $200,000 per project 
Deadline: December 1, 2017


Program Description

The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2018 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 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 heritage.  You are invited to work with U.S. Embassy Colombo’s Public Affairs Section to develop and submit proposals for possible funding under this initiative.  To date, through the AFCP program the Embassy has supported ten projects in Sri Lanka valued at almost $900,000 and four projects in Maldives valued at nearly $96,000.

Funding Range for Individual Awards: From $10,000 to $200,000 per project.  In Fiscal Year 2017, awards ranged from US $24,000 to US $174,000.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is December 1, 2017.  To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward only electronic copies of all required documentation to Grants Applications Manager under the heading “AFCP 2018 Small Grants Competition” to the e-mail on or before the deadline.

Proposal requirements can be found in Annexure I – General Information.  Applicants must submit their proposals in the application template Annexure II, and the budget in template Annexure III. Other documentation requested in Annexure I – General Information should be sent as attachments to support your proposal.  Link to the other supporting documents

Proposals that are not sent in the templates provided, sent without the supporting documents, or those do not meet the criteria indicated in the Annexure I – General Information will be deemed ineligible.

The U.S. Embassy Colombo looks forward to receiving strong proposals in support of efforts to preserve Sri Lankan and Maldivian cultural heritage for future generations.