The 2021 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to issue a call for project proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for 2020.

The preservation of cultural heritage provides people with a link to traditions that might otherwise be lost.  Historic buildings, monuments, artifacts etc. are important indicators of our beliefs, practices, customs and way of life and cultural preservation allows us to pass down our history to future generations.  Cultural preservation is good for our economies as it is an excellent way to add to a country or region’s tourism.  Many people travel the world to explore cultural sites, which both inspire and educate them.

In 2017 and 2018, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown awarded USD $68,000 and USD $50,000 respectively in funding that assisted with the restoration of the Spooners Cotton Ginnery in St. Kitts and the restoration of the Old Mill Cultural Centre in Dominica following the passage of the Hurricane Maria.

We encourage you to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity that fully outlines the eligibility and submission requirements.  Please submit your proposals to U.S. Embassy Bridgetown – Public Affairs Section via email to BridgetownGrants@state.gov by November 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you should require any other information, please contact us at BridgetownGrants@state.gov.

We look forward to receiving your proposals.