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National Trust of Trinidad receives US$200 000 grant


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National Trust of Trinidad receives US$200 000 grant
Nelson Island, Trinidad. (National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago)

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Port of Spain – The National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago has received a grant of US$200 000 that will advance the resilience and long-term preservation of the country’s two highly visible and visited heritage areas.

The United States Embassy here said that the grant is coming from the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 20th Anniversary Partnership Programme.

It said that the project, titled a “Collaborative Investigation of Climate Change Solutions for Endangered Cultural Heritage in Trinidad and Tobago”, is in partnership with the University of Florida’s Historic Preservation Programme.

It will advance the resilience and long-term preservation of Trinidad and Tobago’s two highly visible and visited heritage areas, namely, Downtown Port of Spain and Nelson Island.

“This a tremendous achievement for Trinidad and Tobago as it is the only English-speaking country in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded a prestigious and highly competitive AFCP grant in 2021,” said Chargé d’Affaires Shante Moore.

He said the National Trust’s proposal is among 32 selected from 172 concept notes submitted to the US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

“The Embassy is pleased to support this project as we celebrate the anniversary of two decades’ worth of American leadership, cooperation, and support for the preservation of cultural heritage around the world, including in Trinidad and Tobago, through the AFCP,” the diplomat added. (CMC)