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Grants & Contracts

MBE /WBE Certification

Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals or, in the case of a publicly-owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals i.e. the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.

 

System For Award Management Registration(SAMs)

SAM.gov Registration Is Required To Win Contracts and Receive Grants

A SAM.gov registration is required for any business, organization, or agency that is eligible to, or plans to, receive payments from the federal government. In order to qualify for federal contracts or grants, a fully accurate, and compliant SAM registration is required. More importantly if you have already completed a government contract or have been awarded a grant, an up-to-date SAM registration is required in order for you to receive payment.

CAGE CODE 

 

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH THE SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM)

A current CAGE code is required for any business, organization, or agency that is eligible to, or plans to, receive payments from the federal government. A fully accurate and compliant SAM registration is required in order to obtain a CAGE code and qualify for federal contracts or grants. More importantly, if you have already completed a government contract or have been awarded a grant, an up-to-date SAM registration and a current CAGE code are required for you to receive payment.

What is a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number and Why Do You Need to Care?

 

D-U-N-S Number

The standard for tracking more than 280 million businesses and is required to do business with hundreds of trade, government, and industry organizations around the globe. Banks and potential partners may use your D-U-N-S Number to access your business credit file, see your business credit history and help make decisions about your company.

GATA Grant

The purpose of GATA is to provide for the development of a coordinated, non-redundant process for the provision of effective and efficient oversight of the selection and monitoring of grant recipients, ensuring quality programs, limiting fraud, waste and abuse, and defining the purpose, scope, applicability and responsibilities in the life cycle of a grant.

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