Reminder: 2012 NSDI CAP is open for proposal submissions

Reminder: 2012 NSDI CAP is open for proposal submissions, closes January 24, 2012

The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is pleased to announced the request for proposals to support the 2012 National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP).  A total of $810,000 is available to award up to 41 innovative, geospatial-related projects that are spread across seven categories.  Each project will focus on ways to expand the geospatial data infrastructure that is necessary to effectively discover, access, share, manage and use digital geographic data.  The application package is available  HERE on and a copy of the request for proposals is HERE. State and local governments, Tribal governments, regional organization, academia, and the private sector are invited to participate in this national effort to implement the NSDI.

The closing date for the 2012 NSDI CAP announcement is January 24, 2012.  The project awards are scheduled to be announced by USGS/FGDC contracts officer in March 2012 with obligated work to begin on each project no later than September 30, 2012. 

The FGDC, which is hosted by the USGS, sponsors the CAP to promote the technologies, standards, best practices and organizational collaboration vital to data integration, partnerships and collaborations for data investment and speedy delivery of geospatial products to support government and other stakeholders. To date the annual NSDI CAP awards have supported outreach and coordination, standards and metadata implementation, partnership development, State strategic and business plan development, map and geospatial data services deployment, geo-enablement of data, and NSDI training. Since 1994 CAP awards have played a substantial role in advancing and promoting the goals of the NSDI to both geospatial and non-geospatial communities.

For additional information on this program, please visit or go to and search for CFDA 15.809. You may also contact Gita Urban-Mathieux at; 703-648-5175 or the FGDC Secretariat, c/o U.S. Geological Survey, 590 National Center, Reston, VA 20192; email; fax 703-648-5755.