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EBiz POC Authorizes Profile Roles

After you register with Grants.gov and creating an Organization Applicant Profile, the organization applicant's request for Grants.gov roles and access is sent to the EBiz POC. Read the Workspace Roles page to learn more about Grants.gov roles.

Purpose of EBiz POC Authorization

Prior to being able to complete or 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.

The EBiz POC is likely to be your organization's chief financial officer or authorizing official, and there can only be one EBiz POC per DUNS number when registering with SAM. 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.

How to Authorize Grants.gov Roles (steps for the EBiz POC)

  1. Log in to Grants.gov as an EBiz POC, using your DUNS number and password.
  2. Click the Manage Applicants link, search for the new user, and assign the appropriate roles in Grants.gov. For more detailed instructions, review the Applicant Management help article.
  3. After approval, Grants.gov automatically sends the registered applicant a notification email.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to authorize roles?
This can be completed on the same day, but it depends on how long it takes the EBiz POC to log in and complete the steps listed above.


Can I be the EBiz POC and an AOR?
Yes, but only with two separate Grants.gov accounts. If you, the EBiz POC, wish to submit applications on behalf of the organization, then you must create a separate Grants.gov account and add a profile with the AOR role. Review the Applicant Registration page to get started.

After creating a separate Grants.gov account, the EBiz POC should follow the How to Authorize Grants.gov Roles instructions described above. The EBiz POC will need to approve their own roles for the new, separate account.


As an applicant with the AOR role, can I request or enable EBiz POC functionality for my account?
The Grants.gov system allows applicants with the AOR role to access EBiz POC functionality. To do so, the applicant with the AOR role must communicate with the EBiz POC outside of the Grants.gov system to receive the valid MPIN. If granted, the applicant with the AOR role can use the MPIN to enable EBiz POC functionality within Grants.gov. If your organization uses the Expanded AOR role setting, this impacts access as well. Refer to the Manage Organization Profile help article for more information.

To do so, the applicant with the AOR role must log in to Grants.gov, then click any of the Applicant Management actions on the left side of the Applicant Center page. Enter the MPIN as prompted, then you will have the ability to manage applicant roles and view all application submissions for the organization's DUNS number. If you need additional instructions, refer to the Applicant Management help article.

As an applicant with the AOR role, if you are unable to log in or utilize the AOR or EBiz POC permissions, you should contact your organization's EBiz POC to identify whether your account roles have been modified. If the issue persists after contacting your EBiz POC, visit the Support page.


Are there any field limitations regarding my contact information?
Yes. There is a 30-character limit on the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) name field on the SF-424 Signature page. This field is auto-populated using your full name (last name and first name combined) from your AOR profile. Please ensure that your name in your login credentials does not exceed 30 characters. You can edit your name in your account by logging in and selecting the My Account link in Grants.gov's global banner at the top of the page.


Proceed to Track Role Status

Help: Online User Guide

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

Help: Support Center

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Email us at support@grants.gov or visit our Support page.