Geospatial Grants from the FGDC

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From the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC):

The 2012 National Spatial Data Infrastructure Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP) announcement has been posted on Grants.gov. The last day to submit proposals is January 24, 2012.

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (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. This year the FGDC is offering a total of $810,000 to award for up to 41 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 project awards are scheduled to be announced in March 2012 with obligated work to begin on each project no later than September 30, 2012.

More information and a link to the announcement on Grants.gov are available at http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2012CAP/2012CAPDescriptions.

For help on submitting a proposal please go to http://www.fgdc.gov/training/nsdi-training-program/online-lessons#cap. The FGDC will be hosting two webinars that will provide information about the program and how to apply. They are scheduled for November 14 and
December 1, both at 1 pm Eastern. For more information please see http://www.fgdc.gov/grants/2012CAP/Webinar-2012NSDICAP. After the
webinars the slides and transcript will be posted on the FGDC training page.


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