DUNS NUMBER REQUIREMENT
Data Universal Number System (DUNS) is a nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. In addition, obtaining a DUNS number is the first step required by organizations tof register with the Grants.gov system.
Applicants must provide a DUNS number to apply for funding. If your organization does not already have a DUNS number, a DUNS number may be acquired at no cost on-line at: fedgfov.dnb.com or via telephone at: 1-866-705-5711.
CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION COMPONENT
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the Federal repository in which an applicant must provide information required from the conduct of business as an award recipient. In addition, obtaining CCR is the second step required by organizations to register with the Grants.gov system.
Applicants must be registered with the Central Contractor Registration to apply for funding. Further, applicants must maintain an active CCR registration, with current information, while their application is under consideration for funding. If your organization is not already registered, registration procedures may be found at www.ccr.gov.
REGISTERING WITH GRANTS.GOV
Registration is a five-step process: 1) obtain a DUNS number; 2) register with Central Contracting Registration (CCR); 3) create a profile, including username and password; 4) obtain Authorize Organization Representative (AOR) authorization; and 5) track AOR status. More information about registering with Grants.gov can be found on their website, www.grants.gov.
Attention Foreign Organizations: Additional guidance on registering with Grants.gov can be found in English and Arabic.
APPLYING FOR FUNDING ON GRANTS.GOV
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Preparing an Application Requesting Funding