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3DEP Broad Agency Announcement Portal

The 3DEP Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is a fair and equitable process that allows Federal, State, local, Tribal, and even private organizations to propose data acquisition projects. 

The 3D National Topography Model (3DNTM) is a new initiative that updates, improves, and integrates USGS elevation and hydrography data to support the most demanding scientific requirements and enable data-driven decisions across user communities. Key elements of the 3DNTM are in place or under active development. 

As part of the transition, the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) is changing its process for finding and selecting partnerships beginning in Fiscal Year 2024. The revised and streamlined structure is called the 3DNTM Data Collaboration Announcement (DCA), which is planned to be released in September 2023 (subject to change). More information about the DCA is available at on the DCA Portal. The DCA replaces the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) and is intended to include data acquisition partnerships for both the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and the 3D Hydrography Program (3DHP). 

The BAA was established for 3DEP acquisition beginning in 2015 with the purpose to provide a fair and open process for developing 3DEP partnerships and to provide increased visibility of the process to the broadest stakeholder community possible. The best practices established in the BAA are essential to and will be leveraged in the new process. 



Past 3DEP Broad Agency Awardees