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Applicants for NGGDPP grants should be aware that NGGDPP does not fund the following activities:

1) General software licenses, database software systems, or equipment that would be required for general IT infrastructure and operation, regardless of the proposed NGGDPP-related work.

2) Excessive supervisory hours without justification.

3) Scanning national aerial imagery
USGS is working to scan aerial photographs and make them available for free download on the Web. Please visit to view available imagery. Scanned imagery is free for download and viewing. Users may pay for imagery scanning, $30 per frame. All scanned images become freely available to the public. 

4) Travel to meetings and other activities not directly related to data preservation activities. Travel to sites to rescue, transport and handle materials may be acceptable for funding.

These activities should be excluded from proposals submitted for NGGDPP grant opportunities.