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Report Format for Fifty States Initiative Projects: Business Plan Development and Implementation

Category 4: 2011, 2012

Keep the report short and to the point.  All reports will be posted to the FGDC grants Web site. 

1. Interim Project Report Format

Date:
Agreement Number:
Project title:
Interim Final Report
Organization:
Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Project Narrative
In writing the report keep in mind the goals of your project which can be realized through the development and implementation of this statewide business plan.

Please include
  - Summary of project activities 
  - Key accomplishments to date
  - How inclusive is your effort? What have you done to bring new stakeholder groups or organizations into statewide coordination? 
  - What practices or activities led to success? What practices or activities have not?

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrationsof the project in action are highly desirable. If available, please include a few.

Next Steps
Describe the next steps in your project.
Where do you need assistance?
What type of assistance do you need?

Revised Timeline
Is your project proceeding on its original timeline?
Do you expect to complete your project on the scheduled completion date?
If not, request a time extension by providing a justification for previous and expected delays, and then identify a new completion date.

Attachments
As required
Draft business plan(s)

 2. Final Project Report Format

Date:
Agreement Number:
Project title:
Final Final Report
Organization:
Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Executive Summary
Write a short paragraph (under 250 words) describing the key successes or outcomes of the project.

Project Narrative
In writing the report keep in mind the goals of your project which can be realized through the development and implementation of this statewide business plan.

Please include:
  - Summary of project activities 
  - Key accomplishments to date
  - How inclusive is your effort? What have you done to bring new stakeholder groups or organizations into statewide coordination? 
  - Explain how statewide coordination has (or will) change as a result of this project.
  - What practices or activities led to success? What practices or activities have not?
  - Explain how your project has advanced the NSDI

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrations of the project in action are highly desirable. If available, please include a few.

Next Steps
Describe the next steps in your project.
How will this project continue into the future and remain viable?
Where do you need assistance?
What type of assistance do you need?

Attachments
As required
Completed materials
Completed business plan(s)

Feedback on Cooperative Agreements Program
What are the CAP Program strengths and weaknesses?
Where did it make a difference?
Was the assistance you received sufficient or effective?
What would you recommend that the FGDC do differently?
Are there factors that are missing or are there additional needs that should be considered?
Are there program management concerns that need to be addressed, such as the time frame?
If you were to do the project again, what would you do differently?  

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012 07:49 AM
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