All potential agency applicants and subrecipients for federal funding must have a D-U-N-S number (a unique, nine-digit identification number for each physical location of your business) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, formerly CCR).
Confirm that your agency has a DUNS number and a current registration in SAM. If not, begin the process early because of the time involved to register. Your DUNS number is required as part of the SAM registration, so start by going to the DUNS registration website or calling the special Dun & Bradstreet hotline at 1 (866) 705–5711. You will receive a DUNS number at the conclusion of your phone call. There is no cost associated with obtaining a DUNS number.
Once you have all the necessary information, go to the SAM System. Registration should take 20-60 minutes to complete. Click “Create an Account” in the center of the page. Allow ten days after completing the forms to receive your valid registration.
The requirements above are part of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-Award Reporting System.