The United States Embassy has begun to accept applications for the 2022 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
A statement by the embassy on Friday said the aim of the fund is to preserve major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that have an historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of the country.
According to the embassy, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Program was established in 2001 by the U.S. Congress to preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate respect for other cultures.
“Since the inception of the AFCP, the U.S. has partnered with Nigerians on ten projects. Some past AFCP projects include: the preservation of Islamic manuscripts at the National Archives; restoration of the Gobarau Minaret, Katsina; preservation of the Kansakali Gate, Kano; the conservation of pottery collections at the National Museum of Unity, Ibadan; and conservation of collections at the National Museum, Jos,” the embassy stated.
The statement disclosed that the award floor is USD $10,000 and ceiling $500,000 while the deadline for the proposal is December 5. Eligible organizations are to submit their proposals to [email protected].