Grant Opportunities

The FSN Network features grant opportunities from our collaborators that fund innovations, research, tools, and learning events for better food security programming

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Here you will find grant opportunities offered by the following USAID-funded mechanisms: IDEAL, IMPEL, PRO-WASH, REAL, and SCALE. These grants fund small activities that identify and address knowledge and capacity gaps in food and nutrition security programming around the world. Grants can be awarded for approaches including tool development, conducting learning events, piloting new approaches, and disseminating knowledge to the global food security and nutrition community. Each funding opportunity has its own Request for Applications (RFA) and will have distinct goals and applicant eligibility. Scroll below to learn more about the different grant opportunities offered by our collaborators.

Coming Soon

This upcoming year, IDEAL’s Small Grants Program plans to release three targeted funding opportunities for the food and nutrition security implementer community. Each Request for Application (RFA) will have the opportunity for multiple small grants to be made and each grant is expected to be up to USD $100,000. Funding will be provided as a fixed amount subaward agreement or cost-reimbursable subaward agreement depending on the specific RFA. The planned focus for each RFA is listed below. The focus of these three RFAs are subject to change before release.

  • Targeted RFA for RFSA and EP Qualitative Learning grants
  • Targeted RFA to Develop Tools for Remote Data Collection
  • Targeted Small Grant RFA for Piloting and Scaling up Emergency Training Modalities and Methods

IDEAL will not consider applications submitted before the RFA has been released on the FSN Network. Follow the FSN Network’s bi-weekly newsletter to ensure you are alerted when funding opportunity opens.

Types of Grants

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IDEAL Micro Grants

This grant helped practitioners develop tools, conduct learning events, or fund practical field-level approaches.

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IDEAL Program Improvement Awards

This award funded the development of resources that improve program design across the food security community.

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IDEAL Applied Research Award

This award can be used to conduct, write, and disseminate research that applies to the food security community.

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IDEAL Qualitative M&E Program Improvement Award

This award funds the development of practical, program-oriented qualitative research approaches.

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