USGS Cooperative Landslide Hazard Mapping and Assessment Program


To support risk communication, planning and coordination, mapping and assessments, and data collection of landslide hazards in order to develop information, knowledge, and methods that leads to the reduction of losses from landslides and increase in public safety. Specific objectives and research tasks identified as measures of progress towards the goals of these program elements are described in greater detail in Program Announcements posted to

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
U.S. Geological Survey, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Cooperative Landslide Hazard Mapping and Assessment Program, Title National Landslide Preparedness Act, 2021, Section 3(e)1, Public Law 116-323
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Proposals must furnish evidence of the principal investigator's qualifications for performance of the proposed research. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Application coordination is not required but is recommended. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must include all required Standard Forms (SF), including a Project Proposal, a Budget Detail, and a copy the applicant's approved federal agency Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA), if applicable. Other required documents: SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance; SF-424A, Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs; SF-424B Assurances-Non-Construction Programs; Proof of establishment under the Secretary of Labor, Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965; Financial Assistance Evaluation Questionnaire (if applicable).
Award Procedure
After there is a master cooperative agreement in place, further information for each specific project will be available at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on and may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Panels composed of landslide expert from areas such as government, universities, and private industry, will evaluate all grant applications. Criteria for judging applications includes: relevance and timeliness of the proposed research to the goals of the program; technical quality of the proposal; competence of the principal investigator and recipient organization; and appropriateness and reasonableness of the budget. Funding prioritization shall be given to projects (I) that will achieve the greatest landslide hazard and risk reduction; (II) that reflect the goals and priorities of the National Strategy for Landslide Loss Reduction (Open-File Report 2022-1075); (III) not less than 50 percent of the total cost of which is matched by non-Federal sources; and (IV) that include acquisition of enhanced elevation data consistent with the 3D Elevation Program.
How may assistance be used?
Recipients will use funding to cover overhead or administrative costs to fulfill its obligations under the cooperative agreement, as well as salary and benefits for enrollees. Overhead or administrative costs may include payroll and benefits management, required reporting, and providing interactive portal for enrollee supervisors, among others. Authorizing legislation (P.L. 116-94, Sec. 111) specifies that Program activities may not: (1) result in the displacement of individuals currently employed by the Department of the Interior, including partial displacement through reduction of non-overtime hours, wages, or employment benefits; (2) result in the use of an individual under the Department of the Interior Experienced Services Program for a job or function in a case in which a Federal employee is in a layoff status from the same or substantially equivalent job within the Department; or (3) affect existing contracts for services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. A final performance report is due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. All reporting requirements including frequency and due dates are detailed in Notices of Award.
Not applicable.
Recipients will maintain records in accordance with 2 CFR 200. Program-specific legislation/regulation may dictate additional records retention requirements. Program will detail all non-standard records retention requirements in the notice of award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary_rating. Priority will be given to proposals that not less than 50 percent of the total cost of which is matched by non-Federal sources.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Landslide Hazards Program Grant is authorized by Congress annually in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The program is not funded; each project is funded through existing program budgets as needs are identified. Funding may be provided to individual projects until those projects expire, including over multiple years, unless statutory authority is not provided in a given year. Recipients request awarded funds as needed and in accordance with 2 CFR 200, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation/regulation or special award terms. Program will include any special award terms and conditions in the notice of award. After award, funds are distributed to the recipient through ASAP
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Stephen Slaughter
Box 25046, MS 966
Denver, CO 80225 USA
Phone: 720-483-3945

Jonathan Godt
Box 25046, MS 966
Denver, CO 80225 USA
Phone: 303-905-9468
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $1,000,000.00; FY 24 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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