Institutional Data for Grant Forms

Information frequently requested on grant proposal/application forms:

Legal Name

Appalachian State University


438 Academy Street, Boone, NC 28608-2002

University Mission Statement

View either the Appalachian State University Mission Statement or, for ready to use copy, the University Communications Virtual Toolbox (ASU login required).

Profile / Description For a basic description of the university's structure, governance, mission, finances, and surrounding community, see the Pre-Written Content section(ASU login required) of the Virtual Communications Toolbox. This content is approved for use by ASU faculty and staff in grant proposals. The extensive "Points of Pride" section contains brief descriptions of various aspects of the university, such as its undergraduate research program, commitment to sustainability, and specific academic programs. The "Teaching and Scholarship" section contains information related to external funding, library statistics, and academic programming. The "University Operations" section contains additional institutional financial information.

For a description of the research support resources available at the university, download this document produced by Grants Resources & Services (PDF, ASU login required).

For more in-depth data about the university (e.g., enrollment, finances, degrees awarded, demographics, organizational charts), see the annual Fact Book produced by the Institutional Research and Planning (IRAP) office. Information is added to the Fact Book throughout the year, so there is typically more complete information in the previous year's Fact Book than the current year's.

Most recent financial report/audit
Tax-exempt status 

Appalachian State University is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is also described in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(ii).

Proof of university's tax-exempt status You may be asked to attach proof of Appalachian's tax-exempt status. Please call your department's contact person in Sponsored Programs for a current copy.
Submission AssistanceCheck for your department's contact person in Sponsored Programs and Special Funds Accounting
Authorized Signing Official Representative (AOR)

Ms. Charna K. Howson
Director, Sponsored Programs

PO Box 32174, Room 384
287 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608-2174

Phone: (828) 262-7311
Fax: (828) 262-2641

Fiscal Signature Authority

Mrs. Elaine Berry
Director, Contracts and Grants Accounting

Contracts and Grants Accounting
ASU Box 32043
Boone, NC 28608-2043

Phone: (828) 262-6890

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID 


*Grant purposes only.
(UEI) Unique Entity IdentifierF1NAKY5L1425
DUNS number 781-866-264


Federal School Code


Federal Congressional District 


North Carolina State House District  


North Carolina State Senate District  


CAGE Code (for federal contracting)  

7G164 Identifier 

DTIC Source Code   448046

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region Code Region 4 
U.S. Department of Education OPE ID Code002906-00
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region Code Region 4 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region Code Region 4
U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Region Code Region 8 
Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects Number  


 Animal Subjects / Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) Number 


System for Award Management (SAM)

Registration Status: Active
Expiration Date: 12/17/2024