All Grants.gov users need to create an account. One account can contain multiple profiles. An account in Grants.gov is defined by your unique email address, username, and password. Within your single account, you may have multiple profiles.
A profile in Grants.gov corresponds to a single applicant organization the user represents (i.e., an applicant) or a single federal agency (i.e., for grantors). If you work for or consult with multiple organizations, you may log in to your Grants.gov account to access multiple profiles. Each profile may have different roles based on which roles have been assigned to you by the organization. Additionally, users can maintain an individual applicant profile.
How to Add a Profile During the Registration Process
Complete the Grants.gov account registration process.
Under the How would you like to proceed? heading, select either the Add Organization Applicant Profile option or the Add Individual Applicant Profile option.
An Organization Applicant Profile affiliates you with an organization. It is for those of you who contribute to grant applications that are submitted on behalf of an organization, such as an institution of higher learning, nonprofit organization, or state government. Organizations may add users not affiliated with their organizations to a workspace application, though. Read more about this in the Add Participants by Username help article.
An Individual Applicant Profile is for those who apply for a grant for themselves and not on behalf of an organization. Read more in the Variations for Individual Applicants help article.
Enter the DUNS Number for the organization in the DUNS field if you selected the Organization Applicant Profile option. A DUNS Number is a unique nine-character identification number provided by the commercial company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). If you need more information, read the Obtain a DUNS Number help article.
Create a profile name that will distinguish this organization profile from any other profiles you may have within your Grants.gov account.
Enter your job title for this organization in the Job Title field.
Click the Save button to complete the profile creation process.
Authorizing User Roles for Organization Applicants
After registering an account with Grants.gov and creating an Organization Applicant Profile, the organization applicant's request for Grants.gov roles and access is sent to the E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC). Read the What Is Workspace? help article to learn more about Grants.gov roles.
Prior to being able to submit application packages on behalf of your organization, your organization's EBiz POC must authorize roles. This safeguards your organization from individuals who may attempt to submit grant application packages without permission. Users without any roles can still be added to a workspace to complete application forms.
If you are not the EBiz POC, then you do not take any actions in this step. You have to await approval from the EBiz POC. If you are the EBiz POC and want to submit applications on Grants.gov, you will need to complete the Grants.gov registration process using a different email than the one used in correlation with the EBiz POC and authorize the AOR role to your account.
Refer to the Applicant Management help article for information on how the EBiz POC manages Grants.gov roles.
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