2010 NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program

The 2010 CAP announcement is available here.

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Category 1: Metadata Trainer and Outreach Assistance provides support to organizations with NSDI knowledge and experience to assist others in geospatial metadata implementation. Implementation projects may include the development of training materials in coordination with the NSDI Training Program and/or training delivery via workshops, presentation, or online applications with an outreach component which includes but not require a presentation at a local, regional, or national conference.  Outreach specific projects include the development/enhancement of informative, collaborative or promotional websites, networks, documents, and applications. Of special interest this year were projects that target managers and non-traditional geospatial communities and those that utilize social bookmarking, wiki’s, and other Web 2.0 innovations.  Up to $25,000 per project with 50% in-kind match. Category Lead - Sharon Shin, sharon_shin@fgdc.gov.

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Champaign , IL
Leanne Brehob-Riley

Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Sang Hong Yoo

National Association of Regional Councils
Washington, DC
Fred Abousleman

Westat, Inc
Rockville, MD
Fran Bents

Category 2: Framework Data Exchange through Automated Geo-Synchronization
A synchronization service is required to coordinate the publishing, availability, and access to Framework data content among local, state, and national data partners. The objective of this category is to promote and facilitate the exchange of standardized framework data between state and national data stores through a synchronization service that uses common data models and services and addresses the governance challenges required to enable automated data exchange.  Up to $50,000 per project  with 100% in-kind match. Category Lead - Rob Dollison, rdollison@usgs.gov.

Indiana High and Local-Resolution NHD Update Geo-Synchronization
Indianapolis, IN
Philip Worrall

Coordinating Local, State and National Data Stores in Arkansas
Little Rock, AR 
Nuke Goldstein

New Hampshire NHD Geo-Synchronization Network
Concord, NH
Jeff Harrison

Category 3: Fifty States Initiative: Strategic and Business Plan Development
Projects in the category are developing and implement statewide strategic and business plans that will facilitate the coordination of programs, policies, technologies, and resources that enable the coordination, collection, documentation, discovery, distribution, exchange and maintenance of geospatial information in support of the NSDI and the objectives of the Fifty States Initiative Action Plan.  Up to $50,000 with 50% in-kind match. Category Lead - Milo Robinson, mrobinson@fgdc.gov.

Phillip Henderson

Nick Mastrodicasa

Neil MacGaffey

David Shaw

Stuart Davis

Category 4: Fifty States Initiative: Business Plan Development and Implementation
Projects in this category are developing and implement statewide business plans that will facilitate the alignment of federal agencies with statewide geospatial planning activities that advance the NSDI. Up to $30,000 with 50% in-kind match. Category Lead - Milo Robinson, mrobinson@fgdc.gov.

District of Columbia
Barney Krucoff

Authur Buto

Keith Weber

Michael Smith

New York
William Johnson

Category 5: Return on Investment (ROI) Methodology and Business Case Development for Multi-agency NSDI Projects
Statewide geospatial initiatives generally require the planning and participation of multiple agencies in order to reap the desired benefits, yet representatives of disparate agencies will have varied understanding of financial analysis for projects. This cooperative effort provides training in ROI methodology to participating agencies, through a series of webinars, a two-day kick-off workshop and follow-up evaluations of project progress, designed to facilitate project decision making based on the development of a detailed business case comprised of costs and benefits to the individual agencies.  Ongoing support is provided to agencies as they develop their financial analysis, with the business case for the multi-agency project provided as a final report in text and spreadsheet format.  The methodology presented leverages multi-agency financial analysis methodology previously developed by FGDC in cooperation with Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA).  The deliverables will be an ROI case study describing the project, including the details of collecting metrics to support the financial analysis; completed ROI spreadsheets for individual participating agencies; financial analyses summary, and a multi-agency business case for the project comprised of the rollup from all individual spreadsheets as well as analysis of tangible and strategic benefits of the project.  Up to $50,000 with 50% in-kind match. Category Lead - Milo Robinson, mrobinson@fgdc.gov.

Measuring Public Value of Geospatial Commons: A MetroGIS Case Study
Metropolitan Council
Randy Johnson

Building a Business Case for Shared Geospatial Data and Services to Support Transportation Planning in North Carolina
North Carolina Office of the State Chief Information Officer
Tim Johnson

A Return on Investment Case Study of Iowa One Map
Iowa Geographic Information Council
Jim Giglierano

Category 6: FGDC Standards Development and Implementation Assistance and Outreach provides funding to organizations to assist in the development of and/or implementation of standards in the FGDC standards program of work other than those for metadata (see Category 1 above). The projects in this category assist in implementing an FGDC-endorsed standard and enhancing adoption of the Geospatial Data Model.

PART 1: In many cases, there are few, if any, materials that can be used to guide others when implementing an FGDC-endorsed standard in their organization.  Without materials that document best practices, provide experienced advice, and new techniques, an implementing organization has a steep learning curve.  This project will create materials that provide step-by-step assistance for implementing FGDC-endorsed standards.  One award at $25,000, with 50% in-kind match. Category Lead - Julie Binder Maitra, jmaitra@fgdc.gov.

The Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
Windham, ME
Jeanne Christie

PART 2: The GDM was developed to support geospatial interoperability and information sharing among federal, state and local entities. To promote the adoption of the GDM as a standard across the homeland security community this cooperative agreement will allow the recipient to transition their existing model into a GDM conformant data model and use the GDM to implement a standards based model as the basis for sharing data.  One award at $50,000, with 50% in-kind match.  Category Leads - Jeff Booth and Anthony Hoang (GMO@dhs.gov).

California Emergency Management Agency
Mather, CA
Diane Vaughan

Category 7: Demonstration of Geospatial Data Partnerships across Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Government
The vision for the NSDI includes the integration of all levels of government including the processes for local data to feed into State holdings, which then feed into Federal programs such as The National Map.  These projects will support the further development and documentation of partnerships and processes to implement this nested approach for one or more data themes of NSDI using The National Map.  Up to $75,000, with 50% in-kind match services.  Category Lead - Tracy Fuller, tfuller@usgs.gov.

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
St Paul, MN
Chris Cialek

Eastern Carolina Council of Governments
New Bern, NC
Alex Rickard

MassGIS-Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Boston, MA 
Neil MacGaffey

State of Oregon
Salem, OR 
Mr. Cy Smith