STEP 3: Username & Password
Step 3: Create a Username and Password
With your DUNS number and SAM registration complete, you are ready to create a Grants.gov account and to request Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) status within your organization.
What is a Grants.gov AOR Account?
AORs are members of your organization who are authorized to submit grant applications in Grants.gov on behalf of the organization. For authorization as a AOR, your requestion is automatically send to your organization's E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC), who has authority to approve an AOR request.
To safeguard the security of your information, Grants.gov 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?
- Enter your organization's DUNS or DUNS+4 number on the Register with Grants.gov page.
- Click the Register button.
- Complete the Applicant Registration page, which includes creating a username and password.
- Submit your Applicant Registration.
- Communicate with your E-Biz POC. An email is automatically sent to the E-Biz POC upon submission, but it may be helpful if you also let them know you are requesting AOR status.
NOTE: Grants.gov currently supports associating only one DUNS number per account.
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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 Grants.gov was successful, you must log in to Grants.gov using the username and password created during registration. If you are unable to log in, call or email the Grants.gov Contact Center (1-800-518-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 E-Biz POC. If your registration status is "AOR - request sent," your request is still awaiting approval by the E-Biz 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 E-Biz POC.
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.