The GAYA Small Grants Program aims to address key issues within the collection, analysis, and use of data on gender and youth within BHA’s development and emergency food security, resilience, and emergency response activities.
Note: This grant opportunity is now closed and is no longer accepting further applicants.
Do you have an idea or program to help integrate gender and youth more fully into development and emergency food security, resilience, and emergency response activities?
The Gender and Youth Activity (GAYA) is looking to fund and amplify your efforts!
GAYA’s Program Improvement Awards include:
- A grant of up to $240,000 USD over a two-year period
- Ongoing support from a team specialized in gender, youth, and program management
Small Grant Overview
Development and emergency food security, resilience, and emergency response activities programs can use these Program Improvement (PIA) Award small grants to improve the collection and/or use of gender and/or youth data to design and adapt their activities. Applications will support the development, testing, packaging, and sharing of process improvements, innovations, and/or research to improve the collection and use of gender and/or youth data.
This Program Improvement Award RFA responds to feedback from implementers of BHA-funded activities indicating a need for practical, program-oriented approaches to integration and use of data to better understand gender norms and youth dynamics. Implementing partners have asked for user-friendly process improvement, innovation, or research that can be used to strengthen capacity for meaningful integration of gender norms and youth data in their activities.
All grants will be made as sub-awards under the Save the Children US GAYA cooperative agreement with USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and recipients will be required to follow all relevant USAID rules and regulations. These grants will be made as Fixed Amount Awards.
Local implementing partners are greatly encouraged to apply.
- November 11, 2022: RFA released
- December 6, 2022 at 9 AM ET: Small Grants Launch webinar
- January 3 – 16, 2023 at 5 PM ET: Rolling submissions begin
- Note: All submissions received by January 16, 2023, at 5 PM ET will be reviewed together. The first 20 non-English submissions will be considered, everything AFTER that must be submitted in English
- February 14 – March 13, 2023: Question and Answer calls held with prospective grantees
- April 17, 2023:Full applications due
- June 2023:Selection committee makes final decisions and seeks donor approval to award funds
- July 2023:Awards issued
- September 2023:Optional feedback calls for up to five non-selected applicants
- Please note that these dates are approximate and subject to change.
Interested in learning more or asking questions about this small grant? You can watch the recording of our Small Grants Webinar here.