The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee
on Water Information’s (ACWI) Subcommittee on Ground
Water (SOGW) to develop and administer the NGWMN. The NGWMN
is designed as a cooperative groundwater data collection,
management, and reporting system that aggregates data from
selected wells and springs in existing Federal, State,
Tribal, and local groundwater monitoring networks. The
Network is envisioned as a long-term collaborative
partnership among Federal and non-Federal data providers
that will help address present and future groundwater
management questions facing the Nation.
The USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
(NGWMN) has been offering funding to agencies to
participate in the NGWMN since Federal Fiscal Year 2015.
Documents describing the projects funded through the NGWMN
Cooperative Agreements for each year are listed below:
The USGS National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN)
FY2020 Cooperative Funding Opportunity will be having a
second round of FY 2021 funding. The Round Two funding
opportunity will be open on Grants.gov from April 6, 2021
through May 24, 2021. Cooperative agreements will provide
support for both new and existing data providers in the
NGWMN. The USGS will fund new data providers to select and
classify sites within existing monitoring programs, to set
up web services that will link the data to the NGWMN
Portal, and to produce a report describing this process.
Existing data providers can apply for funding to maintain
web services and keep site information current. Data
providers may also apply for funding to collect data to
improve site information, to maintain wells, and to drill
new or replacement Network wells.
Interested agencies can apply online at Grants.gov under funding
opportunity number G21AS00419.
Applications will be accepted from April 6, 2021 through
May 24, 2021. Applications will only be accepted
electronically through Grants.gov. The Program Announcement
contains the requirements and other guidance for submitting
Two Team meetings are scheduled to provide information
April 14, 2021 at 1-2:30 pm
ET. PDF of
May 5, 2021 at 2-3:30
If you do not have access to the microphone/speakers
on your computer or will be traveling and just want to
listen in, you can dial in at: +1 276-207-9056 and
use Conference ID: 572 995 066#
If you have questions about the National Ground-Water
Monitoring Network Program, please contact:
(804) 261-2630 (office)
(609) 462-7119 (cell)
A spreadsheet with the
template for the detailed budgets is available here.
Example budgets from the
2021 Program Announcement are available here.
Shapefiles of the
'Principal Aquifers of the United States' and the 'Aquifers
of Alluvial and Glacial Origin' are available here.
A shapefile of the sites in
the NGWMN as of April 6, 2021 is available here.