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 $ 141,951   2014-09-012017-08-31
University Of Massachusetts $ 214,550   2014-09-012017-08-31
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
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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

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