2012 NSDI CAP is open for proposal submissions (USA)


2012 NSDI CAP is open for proposal submissions, closes January 24, 2012
For the 2012 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative
Agreements Program (CAP), t
he Federal Geographic Data
Committee (FGDC) has a total of $810,000 available to award up to 41
innovative, geospatial-related projects that are spread across seven
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 application package is
available  HERE on grants.gov and a copy of the request for proposals is
HERE. State and local governments, Tribal governments, regional organization,
academia, and the private sector are invited to participate in this national
effort to implement the NSDI.

The closing
date for the 2012 NSDI CAP announcement is January 24, 2012.  The
project awards are scheduled to be announced by USGS/FGDC contracts officer in
March 2012 with obligated work to begin on each project no later than September
30, 2012.

The FGDC, which is hosted by the USGS, 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. To date the annual NSDI CAP awards have supported outreach and
coordination, standards and metadata implementation, partnership development,
State strategic and business plan development, map and geospatial data services
deployment, geo-enablement of data, and NSDI training. Since 1994 CAP awards
have played a substantial role in advancing and promoting the goals of the NSDI
to both geospatial and non-geospatial communities.