|National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program seeks proposals|
|By Jim Lacy|
|November 11, 2010|
The 2011 National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) announcement has been posted on Grants.gov. The last day to submit proposals is January 6, 2011.
The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), sponsors the CAP to promote the technologies, standards, best practices and organizational collaboration vital to data integration, partnerships and collaborations for data investment and speedy delivery of geospatial products to support government and other stakeholders.
This year the FGDC is offering a total of $800,000 to award an estimated 21 geospatial related projects that are spread across six categories. Each project will focus on ways to expand the geospatial data infrastructure that is necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use digital geographic data. The project awards are scheduled to be announced in February or March 2011 with obligated work to begin on each project no later than September 30, 2011. More information and a link to the announcement on Grants.gov are available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2011NSDICAP/2011CAPDescriptions.
For help on submitting a proposal please go to http://www.fgdc.gov/training/nsdi-training-program/online-lessons#cap.