The Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/P/C) invites proposal submissions from U. S. public and private nonprofit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) for a Cooperative Agreement to assist in the design
and implementation of the FY 2019 U. S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Conservation Professionals Program.
This program shall consist of a maximum of four two-way exchange programs centered on clearly defined architectural or objects conservation projects of relevance to the participants and their home institutions or organizations.
Each program shall involve an equal number of American and foreign conservation professionals and last for a maximum of eight weeks.
The overarching goal of the U. S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Conservation Professionals program is to strengthen existing professional and institutional relationships in architectural or objects conservation and to provide participants with new technical knowledge and skills that they may apply in their work at their home institutions or organizations.
Program development and planning, carried out in cooperation with ECA/P/C, should begin in fall 2019 with implementation of the program in winter 2019 and the first exchange program no later than spring 202 0.