The United States Embassy in Uzbekistan announces the competition for the 2022 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 25, 2021

The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation provides grants to preserve historic sites, artifacts, manuscripts and museum collections, as well as traditional forms of expression, such as music, dance, and language. The Ambassador’s Fund has already provided nearly $500,000 to support thirteen preservation projects in Uzbekistan.

Cultural Preservation awards are based on the importance of the site, object or traditional form of expression to be preserved as well as the urgency of its preservation need. Government agencies, cultural organizations, educational institutions, NGOs, and museums can submit proposals.  For further information, please visit

AFCP supports projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas:

  • A.   Cultural sites, including but not limited to ancient or historic buildings and archaeological sites;
  • B.   Cultural objects and collections from a museum, site, or similar
    Institution, such as archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and,
  • C.   Forms of traditional cultural expression, such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts.

Proposals for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria will receive consideration:

  • A.   Support disaster risk reduction for cultural heritage in disaster-prone areas or post-disaster cultural heritage recovery.
  • B.   Support conflict resolution and help communities bridge differences.
  • C.   Partner, connect with, or feed into other ECA or public diplomacy programs.

Questions regarding the application process can be addressed to (marked as “AFCP question” in the subject line).