The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a policy directive (September 14, 2010, 75 FR 22706) which requires applicants to provide a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when applying for a new award or renewal of an award under Federal grants or cooperative agreements.
In addition, each proposer also must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to submission of the proposal. The CCR is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Government. The CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions, including Federal agency contract and assistance awards. This CCR registration must be maintained with current information at all times during which the organization has an active award or a proposal under consideration by a federal agency.
Explanation based on explanation in the NSF Grant Guide
Last total review: 9/27/2012
Cognizant Official and F&A Rates updated: 6/19/2013