Before applying to an EERE financial opportunity, potential applicants must complete specific registration requirements. Of the registrations listed below, the EERE Program Information Center* registration does not have a delay; however, the remaining registration requirements could take several weeks to process before a potential applicant can apply for federal funding, and all potential applicants must ensure these registrations are current.
- Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number*
- Register with the System for Award Management (SAM)*
- Register as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR)** in the EERE Program Information Center (which works in the major browsers except Internet Explorer)
- Register with FedConnect
- Register with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
*This applies to organizations only, not individuals.
**Unless your account affiliation is “Individual,” your organization’s AOR must first create an account in the EERE Program Information Center before any applicant accounts can be approved. The AOR will then be responsible for approving/managing user accounts created for the organization or designating an Account Administrator to act on their behalf.
Applicants should start this process as soon as possible in order to apply for EERE opportunities. Registration is typically only needed once, but requires renewal after a specified period of time. Obtaining a DUNS number and registering with SAM and FSRS could take several weeks.
Applicants can not apply to opportunities with EERE until the registrations listed above are complete.
Visit the Resources page for additional guidance on financial assistance process, regulations, and required forms. Also, learn about how EERE evaluates and negotiates applications and how to manage your award.