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Step 3: Create a Username and Password

With your DUNS number and SAM registration complete, you are ready to create a account and to request Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) status within your organization.  

What is a AOR Account?

AORs are members of your organization who are authorized to submit grant applications in on behalf of the organization. For authorization as an AOR, your request is automatically sent to your organization's E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC), who has authority to approve an AOR request.

To safeguard the security of your information, requires all users to create an account to verify your identity and eligibility to submit on behalf of your organization.

How do I create a username and password?

  1. Enter your organization's DUNS or DUNS+4 number on the Register with page.
  2. Click the Register button.
  3. Complete the Applicant Registration page, which includes creating a username and password.
  4. Submit your Applicant Registration.
  5. Communicate with your EBiz POC. An email is automatically sent to the EBiz POC upon submission, but it may be helpful if you also let them know you are requesting AOR status.

NOTE: currently supports associating only one DUNS number per account.

Have the DUNS? Get Registered

Looking for more detailed assistance or instructions registering?

Read through the registration section of the Applicant User Guide or the Support page.

How long does it take to create a username and password?

Same day. Completing this process includes creating your username and password for your AOR account, which you can use to log in on same day. However, you will not have the ability to submit an application until your request for AOR status is approved. This leads us to Step 4: Authorize the AOR.

Confirm Your Registration

To confirm that your registration with was successful, you must log in to using the username and password created during registration. If you are unable to log in, call or email the Contact Center (1-800-518-4726 or

When logging in to check your registration status, check the welcome box located on the Applicant Center landing page. Within the welcome box, you will see your AOR status. The message "AOR Status: Approved" indicates your registration was successful and is already approved by the EBiz POC. If your registration status is "AOR - request sent," your request is still awaiting approval by the EBiz POC.

If you receive an error message stating, "You are not an authorized submitter for your organization," then your AOR status has not been approved by your EBiz POC.


PROCEED TO STEP 4: AOR Authorization 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

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


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