NEW! - FY15 BAA / FY16 Awards
On July 17, 2015, the USGS issued the FY15/FY16 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D
Elevation Program (3DEP). The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the
USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Information and
contacts are now available at Fed Biz Opps (Search for Reference Number: G15PS00558) and
Grants.gov (Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00123). Applicants may contribute funds
toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and Services
Contracts 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.
Reference materials associated with the BAA are available on this website:
The FY16 BAA process included a series of public meetings designed to increase awareness and enable stakeholders to prepare in advance for this opportunity. The recordings, presentations and Q&A from these meetings are available on: https://cms.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP/PublicMeetings
Project Awards - Selections Ongoing
The first round of awards resulting from the FY15/FY16 USGS Broad Area Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) (Issued July 17, 2015) have been announced.
To date the FY16 program has offered partnership funding to 26 proposals in 23 States and Territories. The map (3D Elevation Program – FY16 Proposed Body of Work) represents data acquisition partnerships offered as of March 31, 2016; as selection is on-going, the projects depicted on the map do not represent the full or final extent of FY16 BAA projects.
To review the list and description of FY16 project awards, visit: BAA Awards
The initial solicitation response date was 23 October 2015. Submissions received by this response date receive priority consideration for award. The FY16 BAA remains open and will continue to receive submissions until 30 September 2016 or until such time as the BAA is cancelled through an amendment or another BAA is issued; consideration and selection of additional awards is dependent on the availability of funding.