3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
FY20/21 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Information Sharing Site
What is 3DEP?
The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Geospatial Program developed the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) to respond to the growing needs for high-quality elevation data. 3DEP’s goal is to complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) by 2023 to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds.
Additional 3DEP resources may be found at https://usgs.gov/3DEP
3DEP Partnership Opportunities
The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Applicants may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) 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. This page will be updated with release dates and additional information as it becomes available. Additional information may be at https://usgs.gov/3DEP/collaborate.
Annual Public Webinar – Learn more about how to apply for partnership funds or attend a meeting discussing 3DEP in your geographic area of interest
View the Proposed Collection Areas – Look for an opportunity to partner with Federal agency and other stakeholders on proposed projects in your geographic area of interest
Propose an Area of Interest – Share your plans and areas of interest with other stakeholders in your geographic area of interest