STEP 2: REGISTER WITH CCR
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HAS MY ORGANIZATION REGISTERED WITH THE CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR)?
Ask the grant administrator, chief financial officer, or authorizing official of your organization if your organization has registered with the CCR. If your organization is already registered, take note of who is listed as your E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC). This person will be responsible for authorizing who within your organization has the responsibility to submit applications at Grants.gov.
IS YOUR ORGANIZATION ALREADY REGISTERED WITH CCR?
Check to see if your organization is already registered at the CCR website. You will be able to search CCR by using either your organization's Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number or legal business name.
PURPOSE OF THIS STEP:
Registering with the CCR is required for organizations to use Grants.gov.
HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE?
One to three days to gather the internal organization information and prepare the application.
If your organization already has an Employmer Identification Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), then you should allow a minimum of 48 hours to complete the entire CCR registration.
If your organization does not have an EIN or TIN, then you should allow two weeks for obtaining the information from IRS when requesting the EIN or TIN via phone or Internet. The reason for the one to three day delay is due to security information that needs to be mailed to the organization.
*Note: Your organization needs to renew their CCR registration once a year.
WHAT IS CCR AND WHY DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is a web-enabled government wide application that collects, validates, stores, and disseminates business information about the federal government's trading partners in support of the contract award, grants, and the electronic payment processes.
When your organization registers with CCR, you must designate an E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC). This person will be given a special password called a Tradiing Partner Identification Number (TPIN). This TPIN gives the E-Biz POC authority to designate which staff members from your organization are allowed to submit applications electronically through Grants.gov. Staff members from your organization designated to submit applications are called Authorized Organization Representatives (AOR).
CCR REGISTRATION TIPS:
If you have further questions about creating, updating or renewing your CCR registration, please visit the CCR Frequently Asked Questions [EXIT Disclaimer] page or contact the CCR Help Desk at 888-227-2423
- Please refer to the CCR Handbook [EXIT Disclaimer] for assistance.
- Your CCR E-Biz POC should check your renewal status [EXIT Disclaimer] annually. Remember you can check your registration status at the CCR database.
- The E-Biz POC will be notified by email when individuals from their organization register with Grants.gov. This registration is a request to be granted as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). To assign AOR rights, E-Biz POCs should access the Login as an E-Biz POC page for further direction and guidance.