will need to be registered with Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
before you can submit a grant application through Grants.gov. When
your organization registers with the CCR, you will be required to
designate an E-Business Point of Contact*. This individual will
become the sole authority of the organization with the capability
of designating, or revoking, an individual’s ability to submit
grant applications on behalf of their organization through Grants.gov.
Why is this important? CCR validates applicant
information and electronically shares the secure and encrypted data
with the Federal agencies' finance offices to facilitate paperless
payments through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The CCR will house
your organizational information, allowing Grants.gov to use that
information to verify your identity and to pre-fill organizational
information on your grant applications.
What is the process? You may register for the CCR
by calling the CCR Assistance Center at 1-888-227-2423 or you may
register online at http://www.ccr.gov.
To make the process easier, we suggest that you download CCR's
Worksheet and complete it prior to registering. You will need
Reader to view this registration worksheet.
Be sure to complete the Marketing Partner ID ( MPIN) and Electronic Business Primary Point of Contact fields during the CCR registration process. These are mandatory fields that are required when submitting grant applications through Grants.gov.
The MPIN must have 9 digits containing at least one alpha character (must be in capital letters) and one number (no spaces or special characters permitted). Note: The Marketing Partner (MPIN) can also be used as a password to access other government applications (e.g. Past Performance Automated System, FedBizOpps, and FedTeDS).
The E-Business Point of Contact is the individual designated by your organization who will become the sole authority within the organization to designate, or revoke, an individual's ability to submit grant applications on behalf of his organization through Grants.gov. The E-Business Point of Contact will need to know the MPIN within the CCR Profile to be able to login to the EBiz link on Grants.gov.
If you have the necessary information ready, online registration
will take about 30 minutes to complete, depending upon the size
and complexity of your organization. You should receive your CCR
registration within 3 business days.
*PLEASE NOTE: The designated E-Business Point of Contact will be
notified via email when individuals from their organization Register
with Grants.gov (Getting Started Step 5). This registration constitutes
a request to be granted Authorized Organization Representative (AOR)
rights. AORs have the ability to submit grant applications through
Grants.gov. To assign AOR rights, E-Business Point of Contacts should
access the EBiz
link at the top of the page for further direction and guidance.