Apply and get between $10,000 and $500,000 from U.S. embassy in Nigeria

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria announced on Friday that it was currently accepting applications the 2022 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. 

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.

In Nigeria, the aim is to preserve major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that have a historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of the country. 

Since its 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 award floor is USD $10,000 and ceiling $500,000.  Eligible organizations are welcome to submit proposals to  The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 5, 2021, at 11:59pm.  Application forms and further details are available at the U.S. Embassy website,” the embassy said.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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