IDEAL Program Improvement Awards

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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.


Under the IDEAL Small Grants Program, the IDEAL Program Improvement Awards aim to fund resources that can improve the quality of program design and implementation across the food security community.

Through the IDEAL Program Improvement Awards, implementers of emergency and development food and nutrition security activities had the opportunity to pilot approaches, document learning, develop tools, or pursue other projects that will contribute to the improved design, implementation, and overall effectiveness of food and nutrition security programming.

In September 2019, with generous support from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), IDEAL invited emergency and development organizations to apply for a Program Improvement Award (PIA) up to $100,000 US dollars for up to 12 months of implementation. This RFA was crafted to fund important resources that can improve the quality of program design and implementation across the food and nutrition security community.

Learn More

Access the materials below to learn more about the Program Improvement Award:

Watch the Webinar    View FAQ Document

Grant Opportunities