USGS Announces Cooperative Funding Opportunity for States

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to state or local water-resources agencies that collect groundwater data to participate in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2017-2018. Cooperative agreements will provide support for both new and existing data providers in the NGWMN. The USGS will fund new data providers to select and classify sites within existing monitoring programs, to set up web services that will link the data to the NGWMN Portal, and to produce a report describing this process. Existing data providers can apply for funding to maintain web services and keep site information current. Data providers may also apply for funding to collect data to improve site information, to maintain wells, and to drill new or replacement Network wells.  Interested states can apply online at grants.gov.  Applications will be accepted from October 27, 2016 through January 27, 2017.

Two webinars are also scheduled on November 10th at 1:00pm (eastern) and December 14th at 2:00pm (eastern) to review the application package and answer any questions about the opportunity.  For more information and to register for the webinars, visit the website HERE.  If you have questions, please contact Daryll Pope at dpope@usgs.gov or 609-771-3933.

 

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