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Required Registrations

In order to execute an award, recipients are required to be registered in the below systems:

FedConnect
Prime Recipients are required to acknowledge receipt of the award in FedConnect. If you are not already registered in FedConnect, please register immediately. To register in FedConnect, please refer to https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/.

FedConnect “Ready, Set, Go” User Guide: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/Marketing/Documents/FedConnect_Ready_Set_Go.pdf.

For technical assistance with FedConnect either e-mail support@fedconnect.net or call 1-800-899-6665.

Once the award has been signed by both parties, you will receive notification via FedConnect. At that point, you will need to login to FedConnect and acknowledge receipt of the award.

Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number
Prime Recipients and Subrecipients are required to obtain a DUNS number. ARPA-E may not execute a funding agreement with a Prime Recipient until it has obtained a DUNS number. In addition, a Prime Recipient cannot execute a subaward with a Subrecipient until the Subrecipient obtains a DUNS number.

To obtain a DUNS number, please refer to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. It may take several weeks to obtain a DUNS number; therefore, Prime Recipients and Subrecipients should begin this process as soon as possible to avoid delays in the execution of a funding agreement.

System for Award Management (SAM) – formerly CCR
To register with SAM, please refer to https://www.sam.gov.

It may take several weeks to complete your registration with SAM; therefore, Prime Recipients and Subrecipients should begin this process as soon as possible to avoid delays in the execution of a funding agreement.

Please note that Prime Recipients and Subrecipients are required to maintain and update their information within SAM throughout the duration of the project.

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS)
ARPA-E may not execute a funding agreement with a Prime Recipient until it has completed its FSRS Registration. To register with FSRS and obtain guidance on reporting requirements, please refer to https://www.fsrs.gov/. Please note that Prime Recipients are required to maintain and update their information within FSRS throughout the duration of the project.