Registering as an Organization Applicant

Before applying for a funding opportunity, you need to register as an applicant associated with an organization. Registering with allows you to create an account and connect it with the organization you either work for or otherwise contribute to their grant applications.

Registering as an organization applicant submits a request to your organization's EBiz POC for roles. One of these roles is the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) role, which, if authorized to you, allows you to submit applications on behalf of your organization. An organization is an entity that submits grant applications on behalf of the group, such as a state government, nonprofit organization, or a private business. Registering as an organization applicant has five main steps. Below is an overview of the registration process. Click one of the steps to view more detailed instructions.

Please make sure to begin registration early, as the process takes between three business days and three weeks. If you do not complete your registration by the submission deadline, then you are unlikely to be allowed to submit an application. You should contact the agency point of contact listed on the grant opportunity to discuss that agency's policy.

1. Obtain a DUNS Number

How do I get a DUNS number?

Call 1-866-705-5711 or access the Dun & Bradstreet website to View Exit Disclaimer



How long does this step usually take?

1-2 business days

2. Register with SAM

How do I register with the System Award Management (SAM)?

Access You will also need the authorizing official of your organization and an Employer Identification Number (EIN). If you have questions about EIN, click here.


How long does this step usually take?

7-10 business days (2 more weeks to acquire an EIN)



3. Create a Username and Password

How do I create a username and password with

Complete your profile and create your username and password. You will need to use your organization's DUNS Number.


How long does this step usually take?

Same day


NOTE: Passwords expire every 60 days. Accounts inactive for 1 year or more result in removal of all account roles. For more account management information, review the Applicant FAQs.


4. EBiz POC Authorizes Roles

How is my request for AOR access authorized by the EBiz POC?

Complete the registration process, then your organization's EBiz POC must log in to to confirm your roles request.



How long does this step usually take?

Same day (depends on your EBiz POC)


5. Track Role Request Status

How do I track my role status?

Log in to and look in the Applicant Center welcome box for your authorized roles. If no roles are listed, the request is still pending.


How long does this step usually take?

Same day Online User Guide

Find registration, login, and search instructions for all users in the Online User Guide.


For detailed applicant information, review the Applicants section of the online user guide.


Reach Out and Get Help

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