The USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) is offering a second round of funding through grants.gov to support the NGWMN. The funding will be for a 2-year period in 2016-2017. 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 to maintain web services and keep site information current. Data providers may also receive funding to collect data to improve site information, to maintain wells, and to drill new or replacement Network wells.
Two webinars are scheduled to review the application process and answer any questions about the opportunity. These are scheduled for April 13th at 1 pm EDT and May 3rd at 2 pm EDT. Registration is required.
Interested agencies can apply online at grants.gov under funding opportunity number G16AS00043. Applications will be accepted from March 30, 2016 through May 31, 2016.