How To Submit Your Grant Application
Please be aware that the grants.gov
system provides several confirmation notices; applicants should ensure
receipt of confirmation that the application was accepted.
Electronic Submission: The complete application must be uploaded
on www.grants.gov USDA will not
consider any additions or revisions to an application once it is
received. USDA will not accept mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered
In order to submit an application via
grants.gov, applicants must have obtained a Data Universal Numbering
System (DUNS) number and registered in both the new Systems for Award
Management (SAM) and on grants.gov. The
applicant is strongly advised to allow ample time to initiate the
grants.gov application submission
process. All applicants must have current Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
status at the time of application submission and throughout the duration
of a federal award in accordance with 2 CFR Part 25. Please visit the
following websites to obtain additional information on how to obtain a
DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and register
in SAM (https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/).
What is SAM?: The System for Award Management (SAM) is combining
federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance (CFDA) into one new system. This consolidation is being done
in phases. The first phase of SAM incorporated the functionality from
several systems, including CCR.
For additional information regarding SAM see the following link:
https://www.acquisition.gov/SAM_Guides/Quick Guide for Grants
Below is additional information that should assist the applicant through
DUNS Number: In order to obtain or confirm a DUNS number, contact
Dun and Bradstreet via the internet at
or by calling 1-888-814-1435, Monday thru Friday, 8am-9pm EST. There is
no fee associated with obtaining a DUNS number. It may take several days
to obtain a DUNS number.
SAM Registration: For applicant organizations that were
previously registered in the CCR, relevant applicant information is
already in SAM; set up a SAM account as necessary to update any
information. To register in SAM, the applicantís DUNS number, Tax ID
Number (TIN), and taxpayer name (as it appears on the applicantís last
tax return) are all required. Registration should take 3-5 days.
Applicants that do not receive confirmation that SAM registration is
complete should contact SAM at
Grants.gov Registration: In order
to apply for a grant, applicants must have completed the above
registrations and registered on grants.gov. The
grants.gov registration process can be
www.grants.govapplicants/get_registered.jsp. Generally, the
registration process takes between 3-5 business days.
If you are a new grants.gov user, please
ensure that your organizationís Point of Contact (POC) has designated you as
an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). If you are not designated
as an AOR, you will be unable to submit your application into
Applicants should allow ample time to complete the necessary steps on
In review, in order to make an electronic submission, applicants must:
- Obtain a DUNS number
http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or 1-888-814-1435
- There is no fee associated with obtaining a DUNS number.
- It may take several days to obtain a DUNS number.
- Register in SAM
- Must have organizationís DUNS, entityís Tax ID Number (TIN), and
taxpayer name (as it appears on last tax return).
- Register in grants.gov
- Generally, the registration process takes between 3-5 business
- Must have DUNS and be registered in SAM.