Notice: Geospatial Modeling Grant Funding Opportunity is Now Available!

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. 



A Grant Funding Opportunity is Now Available!

The National Geodetic Survey released a competitive funding opportunity under the Geospatial Modeling Grant. The Funding Opportunity is available for application through - Please review the “related documents” tab and download the full Notification of Funding Opportunity titled “NOAA-NOS-NGS-2023-2007815 NOFO Report.pdf.” This document describes the application requirements.


Description of Funding Opportunity

The primary objective of this funding opportunity is to modernize and improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and address emerging research problems in the field of geodesy. The secondary objective of this funding opportunity is to support a Geodesy Community of Practice in collaboration with federal and nonfederal stakeholders to address the nationwide deficiency of geodesists and improve the coordination and use of geospatial data. The program priorities under this grant program include; 

  1. Research and develop new methodologies for defining and applications for working with the NSRS; 
  2. Develop and evaluate tools, models, and guidelines to access, analyze, and manipulate geodetic data; 
  3. Enhance infrastructure of geodetic control, coastal remote sensing data, survey measurements, and other physical datasets that comprise the NSRS; 
  4. Support education, capacity building, and technology transfer for the future of geodesy; and
  5. Coordinate through partnerships with local, state, and regional users (e.g. state and local governments, universities, and/or the public sector).



Eligible funding applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments.


Are You Registered to Receive a Federal Grant Award?

Any applicant awarded in response to this Announcement will be required to use the System for Award Management (SAM), which may be accessed online at Applicants should allow a minimum of two weeks to complete the SAM registration; registration is required only once but must be periodically renewed. On April 4, 2022, the federal government began using a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number provided by SAM. Your organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) will be needed to receive a UEI, which is provided by SAM. If your entity is already registered in, your new UEI has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations.