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USGS 104(g) National Grant Program

USGS 104(g) National Grant Program

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals each year for research on topics of national importance for funding through its National Competitive Grants Program. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a water resources research institute or center.

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General Information

  • For projects of regional or national significance, $250,000 is available for one- to three-year projects.
  • Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are strongly encouraged.
  • Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds.
  • Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources.
  • The most recent requests for proposals can be viewed at
  • Abstracts from successful national proposals are available at

For 2018

  • Proposals for 2018 funding through the 104g National Competitive Grants Program were due to by 4:00 p.m. February 15, 2018.
  • More details, including priorities and guidelines are available in the RFP at