National Cooperative Geologic Mapping

To produce geologic maps of areas in which knowledge of geology is important to the economic, social, or scientific welfare of individual States.

StateMap supports: (1) projects which produce new geologic maps with attendant explanatory information including correlation of map units, description
of map units and symbols, stratigraphic columns, geologic sections, and other pertinent information; and (2) projects which compile existing geologic data in a digital form for inclusion in the National Digital Geologic Map Database.

EdMap: Provide funding for undergraduate and graduate students in academic research programs, through cooperative agreements, that involve geologic mapping and scientific data analysis as major components; expand research and educational capacity of graduate programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis; and facilitate the publication and distribution of geologic maps generated in field-based graduate academic research programs.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Bedrock Geologic Mapping of the Northern Arrowhead Area, northeast Minnesota, scale 1:100,000; Geologic Mapping of Texas Mineral/Earth Resources: Sand Resources of Central and South Central Texas (Somerset, Rossville, and Katemcy Quadrangles, 1:24,000); Geologic Mapping in the Middle Columbia Basin, North-Central Oregon.

Fiscal Year 2018: Program anticipates funding projects that produce detailed geologic maps and three-dimensional framework models that help to sustain and improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation and to mitigate natural hazards.

Fiscal Year 2019: Program anticipates funding projects that produce detailed geologic maps and three-dimensional framework models that help to sustain and improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation and to mitigate natural hazards.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact Darcy K.

McPhee, Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, E-mail: dmcphee@usgs.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Arizona $ 116,058   2014-09-012017-08-31
University Of Massachusetts $ 214,550   2014-09-012017-08-31
University Of Massachusetts $ 141,951   2014-09-012016-08-31
University Of Alaska Fairbanks $ 86,503   2014-08-052016-08-04
University Of Oklahoma $ 21,466   2014-08-012015-07-31
University Of Washington $ 4,999   2014-09-082014-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: EDMAP funded 32 students at 21 Universities on 24 Projects ; STATEMAP funded 43 states. Fiscal Year 2018: No data yet available. Fiscal Year 2019: No data yet available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

STATEMAP: Only one application will be accepted from each State geological survey.

State proposals cannot include in-kind services by the U. S. Geological Survey.

Travel to meetings of professional societies is not an acceptable expense for the program, nor are funds intended for the purchase of computer hardware, software, or other nonexpendable property.

Student tuition or reimbursement is not an allowable expense.

EdMap: Proposals cannot include a request for in-kind services by the U. S. Geological Survey.

Funds are not intended for the purchase of capital equipment.

Student tuition or reimbursement is not an allowable expense.

For further information, please contact the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program office.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

StateMap program is restricted by statue to State geological surveys.

Where State surveys are organized under a State university system, an application may be submitted by a State college or university on behalf of the State geological survey.

EdMap program is restricted to universities with geoscience or related departments or programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State geological surveys participating in this program and the general public will ultimately benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposals for StateMap must include a letter of support from the State Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee to qualify for funding. Proposals for EdMap must include a letter of support from a State Geologist or USGS Project Chief. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 and Department of the Interior regulations 2 CFR Part 1402 and 43 CFR Part 12. Application form Standard Form (SF) 424 must be used. The application requirements as contained in the announcement package and the above regulations must be used for this program. Applications may be made only through the internet site http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Notification of an award is by receipt of a cooperative agreement from a U.S. Geological Survey contracting officer through FedConnect (https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/).

Deadlines

Nov 15, 2018: STATEMAP. November 15, 2018 (for both STATEMAP and EDMAP).

Authorization

National Geologic Mapping Reauthorization Act of 2009, Public Law 111-11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

StateMap: Approval/disapproval will be announced by mid-February (or shortly after budget allocation). EdMap: Approval/disapproval will be announced by late February (or shortly after budget allocation).

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Statemap: Proposals must be submitted for a 1-year project period only. However, projects that were approved and funded during the previous fiscal year may be submitted as renewals (competing continuations). A completely new proposal subject to full review, must be submitted each year. EdMap: Proposals may be submitted which request a performance period of 1 year at a time. Student mapping projects may last up to 2 years, however, each year a separate proposal must be submitted. Students are only allowed two years of EdMap funding. Funding for year two will be determined through the annual competitive announcement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: The Statemap program is required by Public Law 111-11 to be carried out on a 1:1 matching basis; each recipient must match each Federal dollar with a nonfederal dollar. The nonfederal share may be contributions of services or cash provided to contractors to perform geologic mapping or other services directly applicable to proposed work on the project. The specific source(s) of the State contribution, such as State legislative appropriation, must be provided in the proposal. The EdMap program is required by Public Law 111-11 to be carried out on a 1:1 matching basis; each recipient must match each Federal dollar with a nonfederal dollar. The nonfederal share may be a contribution of funds or services. Such services can include those related to the student research project or cash provided to contractors, i.e., field assistants to perform geologic mapping or other services directly applicable to proposed work on the project. Student tuition is not an allowable expense for direct cost or match for either Statemap or EdMap. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients request payment as needed throughout the award period.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual and final technical reports, as well as other products, are required and must be submitted as described in the award terms and conditions.

Recipients must report expenditures using the SF 425, Federal Financial Report form.

Recipients must submit a final report no later than 90 calendar days after the award end date.

Recipients of awards with performance periods longer than 12 months will be required to submit interim annual reports.

Program will detail all financial reporting requirements, including frequency and due dates, in the notice of award letter.

Recipients are responsible for monitoring performance for each award and sub-award under this program in accordance with 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 Subpart F.

Records

All records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0804-0-1-306.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $5,982,437; FY 18 est $5,982,437; and FY 19 est $5,982,437 - FY18 and FY19 amounts are estimates based on prior year funding levels.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

StateMap: $8,000 to $364,442; proposal average $115,064. EdMap: $5,572 to $10,948 per student; average per student $7,971. The maximum award allowed per graduate student is $17,500 and $10,000 per undergraduate student.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact Darcy K. McPhee, Associate Program Coordinator, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, E-mail: dmcphee@usgs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Darcy K. McPhee Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 908 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, , Reston, Virginia 20192 Email: dmcphee@usgs.gov Phone: (703)648-6973

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals for both Statemap and EdMap are included in the Geological Survey program announcements.



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