Geospatial Modeling Grant

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

The purpose of this notice is for the National Geodetic Survey to solicit grant proposals from eligible organizations to implement activities that modernize and improve the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) and advance the science of geodesy in the United States. NOAA encourages proposals submitted in response to this announcement to include student collaboration and education. 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; 5) coordinate through partnerships with local, state, and regional users (e.g. state and local governments, universities, and/or the public sector).


  • REQUIRED Letter of Intent: March 22, 2023
  • Full Proposal: April 24, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

This competition is open to all States and Territories within the United States. Eligible funding applicants for this competition are institutions of higher education, state, local and Indian tribal governments. Federal agencies are not eligible to apply for funding under this notice. All awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Amount Description

In FY 2023, approximately $4,000,000 will be available to award. The anticipated annual federal funding amount per award will be between $500,000 to $2,000,000, with performance periods ranging from two to five years. The minimum annual federal funding amount is $500,000. Proposals less than this amount will not be reviewed. The maximum annual federal funding amount will be $2,000,000, and the maximum amount of federal funding for a five-year award is $10,000,000. Each award will be made for one year with supplemental awards up to five years cumulatively. The anticipated number of awards is two to ten. All awards, initial and supplemental, are subject to availability of funds and quality of received proposals.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 22, 2023