Institutional Data for Grant Forms

Information frequently requested on grant proposal/application forms:

About Appalachian State University      Legal Name

Appalachian State University

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 Official Representative (AOR)     Authorized Signing Official Representative (AOR)

Ms. Charna K. Howson
Director, Sponsored Programs

 Applicant Address / AOR Address

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

Applicant phone / AOR phone 828-262-7459 
Applicant Fax / AOR Fax  828-262-2641
Codes, Numbers, and Identifiers              Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID Please contact Yingqi Wang in the Office of Research at
DUNS number 781-866-264


Federal School Code


 CFDA Number

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: Specific to federally-funded projects; usually listed near the beginning of the guidelines/RFP (Request for Proposals), or you may find it at The format is ##.### where the first 2 numbers identify the federal agency (i.e., 84 is always the US Department of Education), and the last 3 digits identify the program. Alpha-numberic characters may be included to designate areas of program emphasis.

Funding Opportunity Number (FON) Generally, this will only apply to a federally-funded project, though some foundations use it also; will be included in the guidelines. 
 Federal Congressional District 


North Carolina State House District  


North Carolina State Senate District  


CAGE Code (for federal contracting)  

7G164 Identifier  


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region Code Region 4 
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 
Assurance Numbers for Human and Animal Subject Protocols Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects Number  


 Animal Subjects / Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) Number