USGS has announced the 2019 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). The BAA provides detailed information on how to partner with the USGS and other Federal agencies to acquire high-quality 3D Elevation data. Applicants may contribute funds toward a USGS lidar data acquisition activity via the Geospatial Products and Services Contracts (GPSC) or they may request 3DEP funds toward a lidar data acquisition activity where the requesting partner is the acquiring authority. Federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, academic institutions and the private sector are eligible to submit proposals. Proposals are due November 9, 2018. Although the BAA remains open until September 30, 2019, submissions received by the initial November 9, 2018 deadline receive priority consideration for funding. Proposals received after November 9 will be considered for award based on the availability of funding.