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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2022: Call for Concept Papers
November 1, 2021

Preservation work on the Bamoun Sultan Palace Museum collection (AFCP 2018)

November 1, 2021

Yaoundé, Cameroon— The U.S. Embassy is pleased to launch the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2022 grant competition.  The Embassy invites NGOs, museums, government ministries, or similar institutions to submit concept notes for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as music, dance, and language under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

Please visit the U.S. Embassy website at https://cm.usembassy.gov/education-culture/2022-u-s-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation/ for more information about AFCP and instructions to submit concept notes.  The submission deadline is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage around the world.  These include historic buildings, archaeological sites, paintings, manuscripts, indigenous languages, and other forms of traditional cultural expression. Since its inception in 2001, AFCP has funded more than 1,000 projects in over 100 countries and helped support post-crisis recovery, spur economic development, engage women and youth, and promote tolerance and respect for cultural diversity.  In Cameroon, this fund has supported six projects in four different regions, for a total direct investment of more than 250 million CFA.