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Technical Announcement:
USGS Seeks Proposals to Advance the NSDI

Released: 11/3/2011 3:57:22 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Gita Urban-Mathieux, FGDC 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-5175

Mark Newell, USGS 1-click interview
Phone: 573-308-3850

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) formally announce request for proposals to support the 2012 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP).

With $810,000 spread across seven categories, the 2012 NSDI CAP will award up to 41 innovative projects in the geospatial data community. The goals of the awarded projects will be to develop partnerships and to build new and improve existing geospatial infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use geospatial assets. 

In 2011, NSDI CAP awarded a total of 20 projects, totaling over to $750,000. The full list of 2011 NSDI CAP projects are available online

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.  All levels of government, academia, and private sector have participated in this national effort to implement the NSDI. 

2012 NSDI CAP proposals must be submitted via Grants.gov by January 24, 2012.  The awarded projects are scheduled to be announced by USGS/FGDC contracts officer in spring 2012 with obligated work to begin on each project by September 30, 2012.  More information is available online. To apply go to grants.gov and search for CFDA 15.809.

The FGDC, which is hosted by the USGS, sponsors the NSDI CAP to promote the technologies, standards, best practices and organizational collaboration vital to data integration, partnerships for data investment and speedy delivery of geospatial products to support government.

For more information, contact Gita Urban-Mathieux: burbanma@usgs.gov or 703-648-5175.

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