Below are example Budget and Data Management Planning Form Templates to be submitted along with CDI FY17 Full Proposals via the online proposal management system (

Budget Template

Applicants are required to use the Budget Template (Excel)

Below is a listing of information required in the template. Include the following categories of information, separating the CDI funds from the in-kind match:

The budget template and example will be available once PI's have been notified of their acceptance to submit a full proposal.

Download: Budget Template [.xlsx] & Budget Example [.xlsx]   ***Insert as many rows as necessary for Personnel, Trips, and Items.


Data Management Planning Form Template

Applicants are required to use the Data Management Planning Form Template and submit in a PDF format.

As required in the template, include the following categories of information Data/Metadata; Digital/Electronic Products; and Publications. 

Download: Data Management Planning Form Template [.docx]   ***Please submit as PDF

All products resulting from CDI projects must comply with the new Office of Science Quality and Integrity Instructional Memoranda about data management. These products must be freely shared, without charge or restriction, with or made available to the CDI, the broader USGS community, and beyond as appropriate. Products and publications resulting from CDI projects may be published or posted on public Web sites and online collaboration and data asset sharing sites hosted by USGS (e.g. ScienceBase) and other organizations, subject to USGS product and publication release guidelines and requirements as well as in the CDI online community (