President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes billions to expand critical minerals research, advance the data preservation of geological and geophysical data, and advance the research and development of the clean energy supply chain. USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has allocated $167 million for a new research and teaching facility, to be built on the Colorado School of Mines campus that will allow USGS researchers to work alongside the university’s geoscience and energy professors. The new building will house the USGS Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center and the Central Energy Resources Science Center. Photo by USGS. Caption USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility $167 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will support the design, construction and tenant build out of a state-of-the-art U.S. Geological Survey-owned facility for energy and minerals research through a cooperative agreement with an academic partner. National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation High-grade mineralized rock from Cripple Creek, CO containing purple fluorite and telluride minerals (in vugs). Photo by USGS. Caption National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation $23.7 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will support State Geological Surveys through the matched grants program to preserve and make digitally accessible geological and geophysical data and assets, including support of the Earth MRI critical minerals priorities. USGS Mapping Crater Lake, Chaski Bay. View southwest of Garfield Peak and Eagle Crags above Chaski Bay. Photo by Charles Bacon, USGS. Caption USGS Mapping $320 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will help advance the mapping mission by the U.S. Geological Survey, including integrated topographic, geologic, geochemical and geophysical mapping. Funding will also be used to accelerate the integration and consolidation of geospatial and resource data; and support the interpretation of subsurface and above ground mineral resources data.