What are CCR and DUNS?


Central Contractor Registration (CCR), the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government, collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Any institution or entity conducting business with the U.S. Federal Government, including subcontractors or subawardees, must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration.

DUNS Number

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is a unique nine-digit identification number provided to a registered entity by Dun & Bradstreet. The federal government requires that all applicants for grants and contracts have a DUNS number. The federal government will use the DUNS number to better identify related organizations that are receiving federal funding. The DUNS number assignment is FREE for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for grants and contracts. 

See Institutional Data for Grant Forms for information on Appalachian State University's CCR or DUNS number.