Promoting Culture and the Arts:
Grant applications must be designed to preserve key components of Pakistan’s rich heritage while creating income for host communities. Projects can preserve languages and dialects, cuisine, aesthetics (art, music, dances, and fashion), architecture, and traditional recreational activities, such as festivals and sporting events. Grant funds may be used to provide technical assistance, materials and supplies for cultural events, institutional strengthening for grantees and for communication. NOTE: Construction activities, as defined in the USAID documents above, will not be funded. Work on the preservation of historic sites, for example, would be excluded. USAID will comply with all applicable laws and UNESCO conventions during the design and implementation of these grants, where applicable.