U.S.Embassy in Bolivia announces AFCP 2021 Small Grants

U.S.Embassy in Bolivia announces AFCP 2021 Small Grants

 

The U.S. Embassy La Paz announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program (or programs) to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression.

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Appropriate project activities may include:

In the case of cultural sites: conservation of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archaeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes.
In the case of cultural objects and collections: conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects 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; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation and protection purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
In the case of forms of traditional cultural expression: documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music, indigenous languages and dance forms for broad dissemination as the means of teaching and further preserving them, or support for training in the preservation of traditional applied arts or crafts in danger of extinction.
Funding Information

Floor on Amount of Individual Awards: $US 10,000 per project
Ceiling on Amount of Individual Awards: $US 200,000 per project
Eligible Applicants

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Reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations, including U.S.-based organizations subject to Section 501(c)(3) of
the tax code, that are registered and active in SAM.gov and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
Ineligible Applicants

This fund does not award grants to individuals, commercial entities, or past award recipients that have not fulfilled the objectives or reporting requirements of previous
awards.
Application Requirements

All documents must be submitted in English. Project proposals must include or address the following:

Deadline Free Grants
Full and complete Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), including Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A), Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B), and, if applicable, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL).
Project basics, including title, project dates, and focus area
Project applicant information, including contact information, DUNS Number, and SAM registration status
Project location
Proof of official permission to undertake the project from the office, agency, or organization that either owns or is otherwise responsible for the preservation and protection of the site, object, or collection
Project purpose that summarizes the project objectives and desired results
Project activities description that presents the project tasks in chronological order (Note: If the proposed project is part of a larger effort involving multiple projects supported by other entities, the plan must present the full scope of the preservation effort and the place of the proposed project within that larger effort)
Project time frame or schedule that lists the major project phases and milestones with target dates for achieving them (Note: Applicants may propose project periods of up to 24 months [two years]; projects must begin before September 30, 2021, and be completed no later than September 30, 2023)
Project participant information, including resumes or CVs of the proposed project director and other primary project participants
Statement of importance highlighting the historic, architectural, artistic, or cultural (non-religious) values of the site, collection, or form of traditional expression
Statement of urgency indicating the severity of the situation and explaining why the project must take place now.
Statement of sustainability outlining the steps or measures that will be taken to maintain the site, object, or collection in good condition after the project is complete; or, in the case of forms of traditional cultural expression, to preserve and disseminate the documentation, knowledge, or skills gained from the project
Detailed project budget, demarcated in one-year budget periods (2019, 2020, 2021, etc.), that lists all costs in separate categories (Personnel, Fringe Benefits, Travel [including Per Diem], Equipment, Supplies, Contractual, Other Direct Costs, Indirect Costs); indicates funds from other sources; and gives a justification for any anticipated international travel costs
Budget narrative explaining how the costs were estimated (quantity x unit cost, annual salary x percentage of time spent on project, etc.) and any large budget line items
Attachments and supporting documents including, at a minimum and required, five (5) high quality digital images (JPEGs) or audiovisual files that convey the nature and condition of the site, object, or form of expression and, in the case of a site or object, show the urgency or need for the proposed project (collapsing walls, water damage, worn fabric, broken handle, etc.), any historic structure reports, conservation needs assessments, and other planning documents compiled in preparation for the proposed project.
Application Review Information

Each application will be evaluated and rated on the basis of the evaluation criteria outlined below.

Purpose and Summary, Description, Time,Frame,Importance:25 points max
Urgency: 15 points max
Sustainability: 10 points max
Rationale for U.S. Support: 15 points max
Media and Outreach Plan: 10 points max
Budget and Budget Narrative: 15 points max
Supporting Materials: 10 points max
For more information, visit https://bo.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity-nofo-afcp-2021-small-grants/

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