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USGS 2022 Funding and Information Sessions for National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will award up to $1.7 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2022. The NGWMN is designed as a cooperative groundwater data collection, management, and reporting system that will include data from selected wells in existing federal, state, tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. The network is envisioned as a long-term collaborative partnership that will help determine regional and national trends in groundwater levels and groundwater quality and facilitate the evaluation of transboundary groundwater resources.

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 will receive funds for web services and to update data, and may receive funds to collect new data and maintain wells or drill new wells, and for monitoring equipment.

The proposal submittal period for this funding opportunity started on September 28, 2021 and is open through January 20, 2022 on Grants.gov, number G22AS00002. For more information, view the one-page summary and visit the website that include links to participate in the informational session Teams meetings that will be held October 20, November 10, and December 8, 2021. For questions, contact Daryll Pope of USGS at dpope@usgs.gov.