U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) U.S. Embassy in Libya

Tripoli, Tripoli District, Libya | U.S. Embassy Libya


U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservations (AFCP) 2020 Competition.

U.S. Embassy Libya and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Department of Stat’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the call for proposal for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservations (AFCP) 2020 Competition.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 18, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted in English, using the application form provided by the U.S. Embassy to Libya. 

Please click here to download useful resources, guidance and documentation (AFCP Budget Sheet, AFCP Glossary of Terms, General Guidelines for Images, Useful Resources).

The full application package (proposal, budget and supporting documents) must be submitted via the Recruiterbox website by November 18, 2019 deadline.


Additional information: 

NOTE: DUNS Number and SAM Registration: Applicants must have a Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, a NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) code, and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting full applications.  It is mandatory for applicants to have a DUNS and SAM.gov registration unless they meet one of the exemptions specified in the Federal Assistance Directive (http://a.m.state.sbu/sites/OPE/FA/SitePages/Policy.aspx).  The DUNS/NCAGE/SAM.gov process can take weeks/months, especially for non-U.S. applicants.  Applicants may acquire DUNs numbers at no cost by calling the dedicated toll-free DUNs number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or by requesting a number online at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Non-U.S. based applicants may request a NCAGE code at https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/scage/CageList.aspx. SAM is the official, free on-line registration database for the U.S. government.  SAM.gov replaced the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) in July 2012.  SAM.gov collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of federal agency acquisition and grant award mission.  Registration in SAM is free: http://sam.gov


Ineligible Activities and Unallowable Costs:  AFCP does not support the following activities or costs, and does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous AFCP awards.

A.    Preservation or purchase of privately or commercially owned cultural objects, collections, or real property, including those whose transfer from private or commercial to public ownership is envisioned, planned, or in process but not complete at the time of application

B.     Preservation of natural heritage (physical, biological, and geological formations, paleontological collections, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants, fossils, etc.)

C.     Preservation of hominid or human remains

D.    Preservation of news media (newspapers, newsreels, radio and TV programs, etc.)

E.     Preservation of published materials available elsewhere (books, periodicals, etc.)

F.      Development of curricula or educational materials for classroom use

G.    Archaeological excavations or exploratory surveys for research purposes

H.    Historical research, except in cases where the research is justifiable and integral to the success of the proposed project

I.        Acquisition or creation of new exhibits, objects, or collections for new or existing museums

J.       Construction of new buildings, building additions, or permanent coverings

K.    Commissions of new works of art or architecture for commemorative or economic development

L.     Creation of new or the modern adaptation of existing traditional dances, songs, chants, musical compositions, plays, or other performances

M.   Creation of replicas or conjectural reconstructions of cultural objects or sites that no longer exist

N.    Relocation of cultural sites from one physical location to another

O.    Removal of cultural objects or elements of cultural sites from the country for any reason

P.      Digitization of cultural objects or collections, unless part of a larger, clearly defined conservation or documentation effort

Q.    Conservation plans or other studies, unless they are one component of a larger project to implement the results of those studies

R.     Cash reserves, endowments, or revolving funds (funds must be expended within the award period [up to five years] and may not be used to create an endowment or revolving fund);

S.      Costs of fund-raising campaigns

T.     Contingency, unforeseen, or miscellaneous costs or fees

U.    Costs of work performed prior to announcement of the award

V.    International travel, except in cases where travel is justifiable and integral to the proposed project

W.   Travel or study outside the host country for professional development

Y.    Independent U.S. projects overseas