Report Format for Expanding Use of the GIS Inventory System

NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program
Expanding Use of the GIS Inventory System
Interim and Final Project Report Format

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

Agreement Number:
Project title:
Indicate whether Interim or 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. The interim report should highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones, whereas the final report summary should describe the project as completed.

Project Narrative
Summarize the project activities. Include its accomplishments, successes, challenges, and collaboration activities, as appropriate. How were challenges identified and what steps were taken to overcome these challenges?

Identify the GIS managers who have accounts on the GIS Inventory System.

Provide a summary report and item listing of all entries from the GIS Inventory entered or updated as a result of the award.

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

Next Steps:
Will this project's activities continue after the performance period?
What formal or informal organizational relationships have been established to sustain activities beyond performance period?
Describe the next phase in your project.
Requirements (more technical assistance, software, other?)
What other areas need work?

Feedback on Cooperative Agreements Program (to be completed for the final report)
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?