Registration in Brief:
STEP 1: Obtain DUNS Number
Same day. Your organization will need to obtain a DUNS Number. If your organization doesn’t have one, you will need to go to the Dun & Bradstreet website at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform [EXIT Disclaimer] to obtain the number.
STEP 2: Register with CCR
Two days or up to one to two weeks. Ensure that your organization is registered with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov [EXIT Disclaimer]. If your organization is not, an authorizing official of your organization must register. You will not be able to move on to Step 3 until this step is completed.
STEP 3: Obtain Username & Password
Same day. Create a username and password with Operational Research Consultants (ORC), the Grants.gov credential service provider. You will need to use your organization’s DUNS Number to access the ORC website at http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/OrcRegister.
STEP 4: Grants.gov Registration
Same day. Register with Grants.gov to open an account using the username and password you received from Operational Research Consultants (ORC) at https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/GrantsgovRegister.
STEP 5: AOR Authorization
Time depends on responsiveness of your E-Biz POC. The E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) at your organization must respond to the registration email from Grants.gov and login at Grants.gov to authorize you as an Authorized Organization Represenative (AOR). Please note that there can be more than one AOR for your organization. In some cases the E-Biz POC is also the AOR for an organization as well.
STEP 6: TRACK AOR STATUS
At any time, you can track your AOR status at the Applicant home page of Grants.gov in “Quick Links” by logging in with your username and password. Login as an Applicant here (enter your username & password you obtained in Step 4): https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/ApplicantLoginGetID