FGDC announces 2003 CAP funding for 51 projects in 29 states

FGDC announces 2003 CAP funding for 51 projects in 29 states

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The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) announces the award of the 2003 Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP). Approximately $1,076,000 has been awarded to 51 organizations in 29 states. This year’s awards provide funding for metadata implementation, training and outreach; clearinghouse integration with OpenGIS Services; and Canadian/US Spatial Data Development. The goal of the CAP is to encourage resource-sharing projects through the use of technology, networking and more efficient inter-organizational coordination. The application process for 2004 CAP grants will start in the fall of 2003, with awards being made in the spring of 2004. The FGDC is developing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in cooperation with organizations from State, local and tribal governments, the academic community, and the private sector. The NSDI encompasses policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data.