U.S. Embassy Accepting Applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Program

The United States Embassy in Belarus is accepting applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) competition. This prestigious U.S. Government program has provided direct grant support for cultural preservation projects throughout the world since 2001.

The competition is open to Belarusian non-governmental organizations, institutions of culture, museums and other establishments.  Funded activities include the restoration of historic buildings; the assessment and conservation of museum collections; archaeological site preservation; the preservation of threatened traditional crafts, song and dance; improved storage conditions for archives and manuscripts; and the documentation of indigenous languages.

Organizations interested in applying should submit their proposals in English and Belarusian or Russian, compiled in accordance with the guidelines here.  Please send all proposals to the electronic address MinskAFCP@state.gov with “AFCP” in the subject line, not later than December 31, 2017. In case of questions, please call the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at +375 17 210-12-83 (5604).