Geological Survey

Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $246,750.00

The Western Ecological Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to one Member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The project is titled “Prevalence and Diversity of Viruses in Western Bats, with an Emphasis on Coronaviruses.”

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334919
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $25,980.00

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Western Ecological Research Center, is offering a Cooperative Agreement to one Member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The project is titled “Distribution of Herpetofauna of Conservation Concern and Interacting Species in California Foothill Streams.”

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334605
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner of Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) $216,000.00

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner to collect data for developing a revised framework to predict mercury risk to managed freshwater ecosystems that account for both the biogeochemistry and microbiology. An emphasis of this research is placed on field measurements of two characteristic freshwater environments: arid-land reservoirs and subtropical wetlands. In these freshwater environments, mercury biomagnification in aquatic foodwebs is prevalent and water quality remains one of the biggest issues facing management and/or restoration efforts regarding mercury. A significant challenge to both scientists and resource managers is identifying how internal drivers (e.g., hydrologic and biochemical changes resulting from management or restoration efforts) and external drivers (e.g., climate change) influence the biogeochemical processes that result in the formation of methylmercury, a critical environmental transformation that precedes the exposure of organisms to mercury.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334510
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $490,000.00

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on tectonically active continental margins. Specifically, we seek to understand linkages between subaqueous tectonic geomorphology, tsunami generations and fault damage zones through a cross-disciplinary collaboration. The USGS is interested in developing observational frameworks that tie earthquake physics and the constitutive properties of active fault zones, to 3D structure and geomorphology. The extent of distributed damage surrounding faults affects an earthquake’s propagation, its associated strong motion, and perhaps even the distribution of slip, aftershocks, and slope failure around the fault. The goals of this study are part of the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Programs (CMHRP) mission to identify and characterize marine geohazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, and submarine landslides) and to develop probabilistic hazard assessments for the nation. In addition, results from this study will provide information and data valuable to the offshore energy industry (both conventional and renewables), offshore municipal wastewater infrastructure, and maritime commerce associated with major ports.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334289
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $300,000.00

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on coral reef . The primary Research Objective of this project is to test hypotheses about long-term changes in coral calcification in response to environmental variability using the emerging technology of computed tomography (CT) and coral cores collected from Ofu Island in American Samoa and from inshore locations throughout south Florida. In doing so, this project aims to 1) reconstruct decadal to millennial-scale changes in calcification during the Holocene to determine how longer-term environmental changes, including ocean warming and ecosystem degradation, influence coral growth and 2) develop decades- to centuries-long records of coral growth and bioerosion preserved within individual cores and to provide important historical context for modern day studies of coral calcification, reef erosion, and the impacts of these processes on reef health.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333588
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $300,000.00

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for marine mineral formation and oceanic setting. The primary Research Objectives covered by this agreement include (1) improve understanding of marine mineral formation, including processes of element enrichment and growth timescales and (2) improve understanding of the environmental context around marine minerals, including the potential for geochemical perturbations as a result of disturbance.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333442
National Climate Adaptation Science Center Program (NCASC) $4,500,000.00

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to identify applicant organizations that propose to host and, as applicable, serve as consortium partners for a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) in the Midwest that includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and to determine if their proposed science, partnership, and program support activities and strategies are appropriate. Once selected, the recipient will be established as Host Institution. As a Host, an institution will be the sole entity eligible to receive funding to conduct follow-on research/science projects anticipated as a part of this NOFO. Host Institutions may engage with other institutions, including by subaward, as part of these projects.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332145
USGS Water Use Data and Research Program Announcement for Fiscal Year 2021 $125,000.00

The Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a two-year cooperative agreement opportunity to State water resource agencies that collect water-use data to participate in the Water Use Data and Research (WUDR) program. This funding opportunity is to support State Water Resource agencies in the collection and reporting of water-use data for the WUDR program, and to address the Department of Interior’s Secretarial Priorities.Legal authority for this opportunity is provided under Public Law 111-11, Subtitle F—SECURE Water: Section 9508 “National Water Availability and Use Assessment Program.” The USGS WUDR program will provide financial assistance, through cooperative agreements with State Water Resource agencies, to improve the availability, quality, compatibility, and delivery of water-use data that is collected and/or estimated by States. The Act requires that these State Water Resource agencies make water-use or availability datasets resulting from this funding opportunity available in a machine-readable open format that the USGS can integrate with appropriate datasets maintained by the USGS.The USGS National Water Use Science Project uses various scientific approaches to understand the Nation's water use. USGS has produced national estimates of the use of water since 1950, in five-year reports. These water-use estimates provide a historical and current account of how water is used for various water-use categories by applying statistical and scientific methods. This work is critical for a full understanding of the availability, quality, timing, and use of the water resources that are needed to meet the water demands of the Nation. The WUDR cooperative agreements provide financial assistance to State Agencies to assemble various water-use information. The water-use information is needed by all water managers and the general public to develop a complete understanding of how water is used for different categories of use (such as irrigation, or public supply). The WUDR program also supports the Department of the Interior’s Secretarial priorities by enabling water managers, primarily State Water Resource Agencies, to monitor current conditions, and be able to plan and avoid future water conflicts that may result from changes in the environment.The USGS National Water Use Science Project is operated in Water Science Centers located in all 50 States, Territories and District of Columbia. Water-use data are collected in each of these areas via collaboration with State and other Federal Agencies, Tribes, water authorities, county and local communities, corporations, academic and the private sector. The USGS builds relationships through data collection, collaborations on scientific studies, and interpretive reports via collaboration and communication between water-use scientists in USGS offices throughout the U.S. WUDR cooperative agreements address the Department of the Interior’s Secretarial Priorities to enhance the collection, availability, quality and distribution of important water-use data, as well as improve communication between the U.S. Department of the Interior and State natural resource offices and water authorities. Examples of projects that have been previously funded are available at the USGS Water-Use Data and Research Program.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331757
Cooperative Agreement with Partner of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program $360,000.00

The Southwest Biological Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to one member of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The goal of this project is to promote continued cooperation between the USGS and a CESU Partner in order to support the development of integrated physical, biological and economic models to inform environmental managementnatural resources.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331557
Cooperative Agreement issued with Partner of the Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit $49,500.00

The US Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, is offering a funding opportunity to evaluate how past, current, and future scenarios of global land-use change influence global rates and spatial patterns of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) rates on Earth This analysis will fill in a gap in knowledge of the global spatial distribution of land-use effects on terrestrial BNF, and how this has changed over time. Work is expected to combine models developed that estimate global spatial BNF patterns using land-use and cover global map products available from 10,000 BCE to 2015 and make projections into the future up to 2100. This work will map how BNF rates and overall N inputs would prevail both in the absence of land use, and their change through time per grid cell as land use has intensified.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331426