3D Elevation Program

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. 

FY22 Broad Agency Announcement Page

FY22 Broad Agency Announcement Page

Each year’s 3DEP Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation has its own set of information that is unique to that BAA. View the current FY22 information page here.

FY22 BAA Resources
How to Navigate the BAA Process in four steps - see description for more details

(Click to enlarge) Follow these steps to navigate the 3DEP BAA process.

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About the 3DEP BAA

The 3D Elevation program relies on investments from a wide range of 3DEP stakeholders with interest in developing partnerships to share data acquisition costs in support of individual mission and business requirements. The 3DEP BAA provides a vehicle for partnering with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data to advance the program's goal of providing the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution topographic elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds.

Federal agencies, State and local governments, Tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. Applicants to the 3DEP BAA may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition via the Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) or they may request 3DEP funds toward a lidar data acquisition where the requesting partner is the acquiring authority. 

Partnership Opportunities

View the Proposed Collection Areas - Look for an opportunity to partner with Federal agency and other stakeholders on proposed projects in your geographic area of interest.

Propose an Area of Interest - Share your plans and areas of interest by contacting your regional National Map liaison.

Annual List of Awardees & Previous BAA Reference Materials

3DEP provides an annual list of the agencies and organizations who have received awards. The list includes information on the project size, the quality level of the data, and the contracting mechanism used. The list of awardees for past fiscal year (FY) BAAs can be found in the Related Content viewer below. Each FY page includes links to project descriptions and relevant BAA solicitation map attachments.







Questions related to the BAA

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