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Up to $4 million in grants is available 

The U.S. Geological Survey is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year 2025 grants for geologic data preservation and is authorized to award up to \$4 million. This includes \$3 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Interested state geological surveys can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding Opportunity Number G25AS00009.  

Applications are due by December 12, 2024. More information on how to apply, as well as tips for successful proposals, can be found on the grant webpage

Walls and carts of cores
Racks of split core samples.


The grants offered through the USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program are provided to increase preservation of and access to geoscientific collections, enhance the digital and physical infrastructure that stores and serves these collections, and modernize valuable data resources for reuse. 

The program is administered by the USGS and provides financial and technical assistance opportunities bureaus within the Department of the Interior and state geological surveys that maintain geological and geophysical data and samples. 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has expanded the program’s capacity to support preservation activities of physical samples and Earth science assets for future use, informing new scientific discoveries, hazard mitigation, infrastructure development, critical minerals characterization and climate resilience.

The program places high value on increasing access to preserved materials. ReSciColl, the Registry of Scientific Collections centralizes access and management of these materials with a map and inventory list to explore these national assets. The preserved physical materials and digital data are cataloged to make them readily available for reuse in new research. 

A complete list of previously funded projects can be found on the USGS National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program website. More information about how the USGS is investing funding received from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law can be found on the USGS Bipartisan Infrastructure Law website.


USGS Mollusk Collection
Mollusk Fossils.

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