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FGDC Announces 2001 Cooperative Agreements Program
The Federal Geographic Data Committee is pleased to announce the 2001
Cooperative Agreements Program. This program is designed to promote the
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) basic concepts of metadata,
clearinghouse, standards, and framework by providing seed money to
individuals and organizations. The seed money is used to help defray
"startup" costs and is intended to help organizations change their way of
doing business to that which conforms or adheres to the NSDI concepts.
The CAP2001 program is funded to give away over $1,000,000. You can read
more about the CAP2001 program and/or download application documents at the
CAP 2001 Program Information Page at
http://www.fgdc.gov/funding/cap2001.html . The program is open till March
The CAP 2001 has 2 metadata components.
(1) Don't Duck Metadata: Metadata Creation and Implementation - provides
assistance to organizations in acquiring the skill and knowledge to
document data for clearinghouse discovery. Metadata is a basic first step
in implementing the NSDI.
(2) Don't Duck Metadata: Metadata Trainer Assistance funds trainers to
train organizations in metadata implementation.
You can read about previous CAP programs at
Please contact Dave Painter, FGDC CAP Coordinator (email@example.com,
703-648-5513) for questions about the program.
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