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Tanzania: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancientarcheological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by the law of Tanzanian government. It gives top priority to project activities that are appropriate and in keeping with international cultural heritage preservation standards. An appropriate preservation activity is one that protectsthe values of the site as they are understood by stakeholders. Stakeholders may include national, regional or local cultural authorities; the local community; and others with vested interests in the site and the outcomeof a project.Appropriate project activities may include:
  • Preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site)
  • Stabilization(reducing the physical disturbance [settling, collapse, etc.] of a site)
  • Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to a collection or sites)
  • Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of a site)
  • Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts)
  • Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of a site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings)


Floor on amount of individual award is US $200,000 per project and the ceiling on amount is US $800,000 per project.

Who can apply for an AFCP grant?
U.S. Mission Tanzania encourages AFCP proposals from reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as: 
  • Non-governmental organizations; 
  • Museums; 
  • Government institutionsdealing with cultural heritage and preservation; and 
  • Similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage. 

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