National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity (NLRSEORA)

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

The National Land Imaging (NLI) Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Resources (LR) mission area is soliciting applications from qualified Educational Institutions, State and Local Governments, and Non-profit Organizations (NPOs) to develop a U.S. national consortium to expand the science of remote sensing through education, outreach and research / applications development  for environmental monitoring to include the effects of land use and land cover change on water quality, quantity and utility;  societal adaptation and phenology; public health-related issues to include identification of potential indicators relating to vector-borne diseases and harmful algal blooms; natural resource management, agricultural applications, disaster risk reduction, and other land surface and surface water monitoring applications.

Deadline: Sep. 4, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

This announcement is open to any non-profit organization, public or private educational institution, or State, Local, or Tribal government or organization.  There is no cost-share or matching requirement.  



Amount Description

One (1) grant will be awarded via this program announcement.  Grants are normally awarded in, but are not restricted to, twelve (12) month budget periods.  The estimated amount of funding available is $1,250,000 for the first year, with the total program not exceeding $6,250,000 over five (5) years.  Subject to the availability of funds and initial program results, USGS anticipates funding this annually as an ongoing program. 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 4, 2018