Request for Applications: Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation Program Improvement Award

January 27, 2021


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This Request for Applications (RFA) is soliciting applications that strengthen the capacity of USAID Title II implementers to incorporate qualitative analysis into monitoring and evaluation. Applications will support the development, testing, packaging, and sharing of processes, systems, and tools to improve qualitative data collection, analysis, and utilization in support of USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance strategy and policy. Specifically, it seeks to operationalize the qualitative component of the former FFP (BHA) Policy and Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting for Development Food Security Activities V2.0 (P&G).

For each grant, IDEAL will award no more than $100,000 US dollars for up to 12 months of implementation. For more details about this request for applications, click here to download the RFA.

Submission Deadline

Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on Friday, March 5, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected].


Questions on this RFA may be submitted in writing to [email protected] before Friday, February 5, 2021, 5 PM ET with "IDEAL Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation Program Improvement Award RFA" and the name of the Lead Applicant as the subject line. Answers to submitted questions will be posted to the FSN Network website ( by Friday, February 12, 2021, 5 PM ET.

Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend our Orientation to IDEAL’s Qualitative M&E Program Improvement Award RFA to learn more about the application requirements and to ask any questions regarding the RFA.