National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP)

USGS and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) have formally announced their request for proposals to support the 2009 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP).  A total of over $1.3 million has been made available to fund up to 26 innovative projects spread across seven geospatial data categories, which are summarized below.  Each project will focus on ways to build new and improve existing geospatial data infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use digital geographic data.
The closing date for the 2009 NSDI CAP announcement is January 6, 2009.  The project awards are scheduled to be announced by USGS/FGDC contracts officer in February 2009 with obligated work to begin on each project no later than September 30, 2009.


2009 Award Categories
Category 1: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance
Category 2: Behind the Portal – Use of GOS Map and Data Services
Category 3: Fifty States Initiative: Strategic and Business Plan Development in Support of the NSDI Future Directions Fifty States Initiative
Category 4: Enabling Use of Government Tabular Data in a Geographic Context
Category 5: Building Data Stewardship for The National Map and the NSDI
Category 6: FGDC Standards Development and Implementation Assistance and Outreach (excluding Metadata Standards)
Category 7: Demonstration of Geospatial Data Partnerships across Local, State and Federal Government

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