The US Embassy Bujumbura- is currently requesting proposals for funding for projects to preserve cultural heritage in Burundi, through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP 2015).
The Department of State (DOS) established the AFCP at the request of the Congress, reflected in the Conference Report on the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2001 (P. L. 106-553).
Through the AFCP Program, the Embassy aims to support projects that preserve cultural heritage in the following three areas:
- Cultural Sites – such as, but not limited to, historic buildings and archaeological sites;
- Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution―that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; and,
- Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression – such as traditional music, indigenous languages, and crafts
This coming year of 2015, funds awarded to a project will go up to 200,000 USD and not less than 10,000 USD-
Deadline for submission is 30th December 2014. All necessary application info & templates are in attachment.