Registering as an Organization

Before applying for a funding opportunity, your organization needs to register with Grants.gov, and so do you as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). We recognize registration activities are not fun and take up your time, but these are parts of the security process the U.S. Government must use to prevent fraud and abuse of funds. Below are instructions for registering as an 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 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?


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Call 1-866-705-5711 or access the Dun & Bradstreet website http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.Click to View Exit Disclaimer


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How long does this step usually take?

 


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1-2 business days

2. Register with SAM

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


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Access https://www.sam.gov. You'll also need the authorizing official of your organization and an Employer Identification Number (EIN).


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How long does this step usually take?

 


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

3. Create Username and Password

How do I create a username and password with Grants.gov?


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Complete your Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) profile and create your username and password. You'll need to use your organization's DUNS Number.


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How long does this step usually take?

 


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Same day

4. Authorize the AOR

How is my request for AOR access authorized by the E-Biz POC?


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Request approval, then your organization's E-Biz POC must log in to Grants.gov to confirm you as an AOR.


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How long does this step usually take?

 


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Same day (depends on your E-Biz POC)

5. Track AOR Status

How do I track my AOR status?


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Log in to Grants.gov and look at the Applicant Center welcome box for your current status.


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How long does this step usually take?


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Same day

 

Get the Applicant User Guide

For a comprehensive resource that covers the Grants.gov registration, search, and apply processes, please download and refer to the Grants.gov Applicant User Guide.

Reach out and Get Help

Contact the Grants.gov Support Center to get help from a Contact Center Representative

Visit our Support page

Email us: support@grants.gov