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USGS National Ground Water Monitoring Network Funding Now Available

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The USGS National Ground Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) Cooperative Funding Opportunity for 2018 is now open for proposals through November 30, 2017. The NGWMN network is sponsored by the USGS Advisory Committee on Water Information’s (ACWI) Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW). This current funding is for a 2-year period and 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. The maximum allowable funds for any data provider has been increased to $150,000 per year. Interested agencies can apply online at grants.gov under funding opportunity number G17AS000470. The Program Announcement contains the requirements and other guidance for submitting proposals.
Webinars:  The NGWMN will host two upcoming webinars. The webinar on October 19th at 1:00 pm (eastern) will provide information about the application package and the webinar on November 28th at 2:00 pm (eastern) will allow participants to ask last minute questions. Registration for the webinars is required. Slides from the first webinar are available  here. Cooperative Agreements Frequently Asked Questions are available  here. For more information, visit the website. For questions, contact Daryll Pope at dpope@usgs.gov or 609-771-3933.