National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

To preserve and provide access to geological, geophysical, and engineering samples (and any related data) that have been extracted from the Earth to improve the breadth of information available, to inform science and decision making now and in the future.

Examples of Funded Projects

In Fiscal year 2007, State geological surveys had the opportunity to apply for $5,000.00 from National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program to inventory their collections.

Thirty-six states applied for and were granted these funds.


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

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