Navigate the BAA Process Infographic

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

Detailed Description

Navigate the 3DEP BAA

The 3DEP Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) facilitates partnering with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D elevation data for the nation. Follow these guidelines to apply.

  1. Find partnerships: Check SeaSketch for Federal agency priorities. Engage Federal, State, Tribal, local, academic, and private partners and stakeholders. More information at
  2. Select contract mechanism: Geospatial Products and Services Contracts OR Financial Assistance (Cooperative agreement)
  3. Gather application materials from
  4. Submit completed application materials

GPSC Contracts application materials:

  • Attachment A

  • Attachment C (optional)

  • Attachment D

  • Vector GIS file defining project coverage area

Submit directly to the Contracting Officer via:


Financial Assistance (Cooperative agreement) application materials:

  • Attachment A

  • Attachment D

  • Standard Form 424

  • Standard Form 424 A

  • Standard Form 424 B

  • Vector GIS file defining project coverage area

Submit via:


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Vanessa Baez

Pathways Student, National Geospatial Program