Report Format for FGDC Standards Development and Implementation Assistance and Outreach Project (excluding Metadata Standards)

NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program
Standards Development and Implementation Assistance and Outreach Project
Interim and Final Project Report Format

In writing the report, keep in mind the objective of this category for assistance in the implementation of FGDC-endorsed standards (excluding metadata standards) through the development of implementation guides, training materials, and outreach.  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. Interim Report shall highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones, whereas the Final report summary should describe the project as completed.

Project Narrative

The interim report shall highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones.  The final report summary shall describe the project as completed.  Summarize the project activities. Include its accomplishments, successes, challenges, and collaboration activities, as appropriate. 

Describe the development approach for structuring and organizing implementation resources.
List the reviewers for the development of resources.  Were subject matter experts involved in review?  If testing is involved, list the audiences used for testing.
List major deviations from the original proposal and explain rationale.
Describe how challenges were identified and what steps were taken to overcome them.
For the final report, identify how the public can access the deliverables at no cost.
For the final report, identify completed activities and activities planned after the performance   and inform the community of the guidance resources.

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

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?