Whats the easiest way to get a DUNS number?
It only takes a day to get a DUNS number from D&B by phone (you may be on hold for a little while), but Internet applications can take up to 30 days! Note that an authorizing official, not a project director, of the organization should request a DUNS number. Call D&B’s special toll-free number for federal grant applicants: 1-866-705-5711. When you call, tell the operator that you are applying to a federal grant program and need to register for a DUNS number. The process will take about ten minutes. You will be asked to provide the following information (subject to minor changes): • Legal name of organization • Physical address (and PO box if you have one) • Telephone number • Web address • Name of the authorizing official (e.g., president, director, etc.) • The purpose of your organization (e.g., non-profit dance company to perform and create work) • Total number of employees Your organization can also register for a DUNS number via D&B’s Web site. Choose the “DUNS number only” option.