The purpose of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) is to fund innovative projects in the geospatial data community to build the infrastructure necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage, and use digital geospatial data.
The NSDI consists
of the technologies, policies, organizations, and people necessary to promote cost-effective production, ready availability, and greater utilization of geospatial data among a variety of sectors, disciplines, and communities.
Specific NSDI CAP areas of emphasis include:
documenting, implementing, and providing outreach for FGDC geospatial standards including metadata; expanding geographic information coordination and collaboration across and between organizational levels; promoting geospatial best practices; and advancing the implementation and exchange of common geospatial data, services, and applications.
The results of the awarded projects benefit multiple Federal agencies as well as the overall geospatial community.Since 1994, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), hosted by the U. S. Geological Survey, has awarded projects that advance the NSDI in partnership with the geospatial community.All applicants are required to submit the proposals using the Federal Government's http://www.grants.gov Web site for electronic submission.
Apply, no later than January 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
A proposal received after the closing date and time will not be considered for award.
If it is determined that an application will not be considered because it was late, the applicant will be so notified immediately.