National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program

To improve the efficient discovery, access, transfer and use of geospatial data among organizations among and between Federal, state, and local government; academia; and profit and nonprofit organizations.

Examples of Funded Projects

Project support implementation of different aspects of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure such as: implementation of metadata standards through training and outreach assistance; implementation of framework standards; strategic and business plan development in support of the NSDI Future Directions Fifty States Initiative; collaboration between organizations in the U.S.

and Canada to maintain and share geospatial data over a common geography; and assisting organizations and consortia to develop and provide access to geospatial information that serves community needs.

See the FGDC website ( for summaries of funded projects.