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Funding Opportunity for Arctic Indigenous Cultural Heritage Projects
May 31, 2022

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Fiscal Year 2022

  • Funding Opportunity Title: Arctic Indigenous Cultural Heritage Initiative (AICHI)
  • Application Deadline: June 15th 2022

Program Description

The Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in coordination with the bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), launched the Arctic Indigenous Cultural Heritage Initiative (AICHI) in 2021 to support the protection, preservation, and perpetuation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage within Arctic Indigenous communities. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to the participating U.S. embassies for projects in their country.

The U.S. Embassy in Sweden invites proposals for cultural heritage protection, preservation, and perpetuation projects that will strengthen people-to-people relationships to advance cooperation between the United States and Arctic Indigenous communities across a spectrum of issues, including education, culture, and the environment.

Priority Program Areas

Indigenous communities, museums, governmental institutions, NGOs, or other Indigenous-focused organizations.


The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from organizations in Sweden: 

  • Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • Governmental institutions

Submission Dates and Application Information: 

Closing date for applications is June 15, 2022, to StockholmSmallGrants@state.gov.

For more information about the grant and how to submit an application, please visit the Sweden-specific documentation on the grants.gov website.