Note: This blog post was originally published on September 30th, 2020 and updated on June 3, 2022.
Grants.gov user registration is quick, easy, and free of charge. However, applicant users who are adding a new organization profile to their Grants.gov account must first ensure that the organization is fully registered on the System for Award Management (SAM).
What follows is a quick guide to making sure that you have everything you need to add a new organization profile to Grants.gov: a UEI, a SAM registration, and a Grants.gov account to which you want to associate the new organization.
Note: The instructions below are for new organizations or organizations that have never applied for a federal grant before. Most applicant users work for organizations that already completed these steps to do business with the federal government.
|1. Register with SAM.gov||Access https://www.sam.gov and complete the online registration process.* You also need the authorizing official of the organization to send a notarized letter to SAM and an Employer Identification Number (EIN).|
*Note: For the most up-to-date information, please contact the SAM help desk at 866-606-8220 or consult this Federal Service Desk Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) for more information.
Once you have completely and accurately entered all of the information in SAM.gov, new registrations can take an average of 7-10 business days to process.
IMPORTANT: Ensure you enter your EBiz POC name and EBiz POC email in SAM and your organization/entity registration process is complete in SAM, this will allow you to register with Grants.gov (Step 2). Contact the Federal Support Help Desk for help with the UEI.
|2. Create a Grants.gov Account||Click the Register link in the upper right corner of the Grants.gov home page and complete the on-screen instructions. Registering with Grants.gov takes just a couple of minutes and is completely free.|
|3. Add an Organization Profile||During the initial registration process, you will be given an opportunity to add an organization profile. This step allows you to associate your user account with your organization’s UEI (SAM).|
Users can also add an organization profile at any other time by signing into Grants.gov, clicking the My Account link in the upper right corner of the page, and selecting the Manage Profiles tab.