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Cultural Preservation Grants

posted by CAA — Nov 16, 2006

The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, funded through the US State Department, has announced its 2006 awards. The awards covers eighty-seven projects from around the world, including the restoration of two mosques in Tanzania and the conservation of some two thousand items of ancient jewelry reflecting the history of Kyrgyzstan. Congress established the Ambassador’s Fund in 2001, directing the State Department to set aside $1 million to assist countries in preserving their cultural heritage. The program’s funding level has increased each year and is now at $3 million. Since its inception, the program has awarded 379 preservation grants in 108 countries.