3DEP Data Acquisition Partnership Opportunities

On July 17, 2015, the USGS issued the FY15/FY16 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The BAA provides detailed information on how how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and contacts are now available at  Fed Biz Opps (Search for Reference Number: G15PS00558) and  Grants.gov (Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00123). Applicants may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and Services Contracts or they may request 3DEP funds toward a lidar data acquisition activity where the requesting partner is the acquiring authority. Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit pre-proposals. Pre-proposals are due by  1:00PM ET on August 25, 2015. Full Proposals are due by  1:00PM ET on October 23, 2015