Updated Nov 11, 2020CLOSED

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2021 Grants – Moldova

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2021 Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world.

The minimum amount of an award is $10,000, and the maximum is $500,000. The AFCP has provided over one million dollars in grants to fund projects throughout Moldova over the last two decades. These grants have helped to record traditional forms of Moldovan music and dance, build a Visitors Center and preserve the medieval bath complex in Orhei Vechi, conserve the Treasury Room Objects at the National History Museum of Moldova, preserve old and rare books at the National Library of Moldova, preserve Gagauz folklore, customs and rituals, and most recently is helping to preserve the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Causeni.

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CLOSEDNov 23, 2020Deadline
$10,000 - $500,000Amount
60 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasArchitecture, Design, Construction (Housing and Infrastructure)

Eligible project implementers must be reputable and accountable non-commercial entities that are able to demonstrate they have the requisite capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. Eligible implementers may include non-governmental organizations, museums, educational institutions, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based educational institutions and organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The AFCP will not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous awards.

The AFCP Program strongly encourages cost-sharing, in-kind contributions, and other forms of cost participation.

Milestones Reached

Countries Implemented In1REQUIRED

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsRecipients will be required to submit financial reports and progress reports. The award document will specify how often these reports must be submitted.

Application And Awards Process

All application materials must be submitted by email to the appropriate U.S. embassy orconsulate. Contact the Public Affairs Section at the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate forcountry specific submission instructions.

This year a two-round application process is implemented. During Round 1, eligible project implementers will submit a concept note focused on objectives that may be accomplished through the proposed project. Embassies invited to participate in Round 2 will flesh out the technical aspects of the proposed project and submit a full application by no later than March 22, 2021.


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