PRO-WASH & SCALE Small Grants Program

PRO-WASH & SCALE is soliciting applications for research to identify climate resilient approaches that can be adapted and used in emergency settings.

A woman carrying a blue bucket on her head walks with a small child through a damaged home in Mozambique.
Sacha Myers / Save the Children


Climate change is a global crisis that affects people around the world. Extreme climate related events are increasing in frequency, severity, and duration throughout the world. The impacts of these events are not distributed equally, with larger impacts felt by the more marginalized communities, such as those living in poverty, and particularly those in emergency settings.

In response to this challenge, PRO-WASH & SCALE Award is pleased to share this request for applications (RFA) which seeks proposals to undertake research that will address priority evidence gaps in enhancing climate resilience in emergency settings within PRO-WASH & SCALE‚Äôs focus sectors of water, sanitation, hygiene, agriculture, markets, livelihoods, and/or natural/watershed resource management, with the overall goal of improving food security and nutrition programming.

Under this RFA, Save the Children Federation, Inc. will fund one award up to USD $125,000 for a study period of up to 16 months.

Criteria for selecting focus areas are listed in the RFA; local entities are encouraged to apply.

Important Dates

  • April 1, 2024: RFA released
  • April 12, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET: End of comments and question period
  • May 10, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET: Application submissions due

Download the RFA  Download the RFA Attachments Download the Question Responses

Are you interested in learning more or have questions about this small grant? Please contact Beatrice Scheuermann, Small Grants Advisor, PRO-WASH & SCALE at