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NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

Introduction to the NSDI CAP. Page contains links to the rest of the CAP Web pages.


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CAP Project Administrative Guidance: Help for awardees on project reporting, modifications,  and reimbursements

What is the NSDI CAP?

The NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP) is an annual program to assist the geospatial data community through funding and other resources in implementing the components of the NSDI. This program is open to State, local and Tribal governments, academia, commercial, and non-profit organizations. This program provides small seed grants to initiate sustainable on-going NSDI implementations. The program emphasizes partnerships, collaboration and the leveraging of geospatial resources in achieving its goals. Since 1994, the NSDI CAP has supported over 700 projects that

  • created collaborations within all sectors of government,
  • helped develop an understanding of geospatial information in organizations new to the NSDI,
  • provided seed money to enable geospatial organizations to participate in the national effort to implement the NSDI,
  • promoted the importance of geospatial data standards,
  • promoted the development of standardized metadata in hundreds of organizations, and
  • greatly expanded implementation of geospatial services on the Internet.

Learn more about the CAP through the NSDI Training pages.

The FGDC is supporting international Global Spatial Data Infrastruture (GSDI) with its contribution to the GSDI Small Grants Program. The program has been available since 2003 and its goals are same as the NSDI CAP but the focus is on developing countries around the globe.

CAP Project Information

Map Viewer Example - tiny  Search for NSDI CAP projects - the Interactive Map Viewer  allows you to search for projects by year, category, or State; includes projects from 1994 to present.

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See Program Achievements and Evaluations StarBullet_Orange CAP Benefits  (updated July 2013)  StarBullet_Orange Measuring 50 States Initiative Progress

CAP Factsheet (PDF format)

Related Links:

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the following sites:

This is only a short list and a web search may provide additional sources for funding geospatial endeavors.

For more information please contact Gita Urban-Mathieux, FGDC Grants Coordinator.

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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013 11:18 AM
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