3D Elevation Program (3DEP)

FY20/21 USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)


Public Webinar - Registration now open

The USGS will host a public webinar to introduce the BAA opportunity to the broadest stakeholder community possible and to provide a summary of the application process. The public webinar will be held on August 19, 2020 at 1 EDT (10 PDT).


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BAA FY21 Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Q & A's filling common knowledge gaps organized under Proposal Submissions, Funding, SeaSketch, Geographic Areas of Interest and Technical / Specs. FAQs will be updated regularly and new FAQs will be highlighted for easy recognition.

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The Broad Agency Announcement for the 3D Elevation Program provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and contacts will be posted to SAM.gov and Grants.gov.

Applicants may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) 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 proposals. This page will be updated with release dates and additional information as it becomes available.  


► Questions on the BAA can be submitted to gs_baa@usgs.gov


Reference Materials

Reference materials associated with the BAA will be made available when the BAA is released.


Project Awards

The selection of awards is dependent on the availability of funding. Project selection and notification timelines will be announced when the BAA is released. To review the list and description of previous project awards, visit: https://usgs.gov/3DEP/BAA.