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The following websites are provided by the U.S. Government to support grant programs.

Register your Organization/Business/State Agency

In order to receive federal grant funds, an organization must have a D-U-N-S® Number and be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). To obtain a D-U-N-S® Number and register in the SAM system, there are several steps an organization must complete.

1. Locate or Obtain a D-U-N-S® Number

How do I get a D-U-N-S® Number?

Access the Dun & Bradstreet website to locate an existing D-U-N-S® Number or to request one:

Or you may call 1-866-705-5711 to see if you already have a D-U-N-S® Number

How long does this step usually take?

1-2 business days

2. Verify Your SAM Registration is Active or Register with SAM

How do I search the System of Award Management to view registration information?

Instructions for searching SAM to view entity registrations may be found on the System of Award Management website. Click here for the Quick Start Guide for Search Functionality.

How do I register with the System of Award Management (SAM)?

Access to create a user account and complete the online registration process, or to see if your SAM registration is active.

When registering with SAM, you will also need the entity EIN and for the authorizing official of the organization to send a notarized letter to SAM. Click here for the Quick Start Guide for New Grantee Registration.

How long does this step usually take?

Allow up to 12-15 business days after submission before registration is active in SAM.

Is there a fee to register in the System of Award Management?

There is no fee to register in SAM. Renewal of the registration is also a free service.

Grant Training in Ohio Learn

The Ohio Grants Partnership offers grant training courses within the Ohio Learn tile in the Citizen's Portal. You must have an OH|ID in order to access the Citizen's Portal. In addition to providing access to training courses, an OH|ID provides Ohio citizens with the ability to conduct business with the State of Ohio. Ohio Learn grants courses are available to anyone through the Citizen’s Portal and will keep a record of all the training courses completed.

To obtain an OH|ID or to login, access

Job Aid: Obtaining an OH|ID and accessing training courses in Ohio Learn.

Grant Training Presentations

The following is a current training presentation that can be viewed without accessing Ohio Learn, however if you wish to receive credit then you must access courses through Ohio Learn.