The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

U.S. Government Requires these 6 - Steps To Get A Green Energy Job

6 Step Process

  • Step 1: Obtain DUNS Number
  • Step 2: Register with CCR
  • Step 3: Username and Password
  • Step 4: Register with
  • Step 5: AOR Authorization
  • Step 6: Track AOR Status
Screen of website

Step 1: Obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number

  • Go to Dun and Bradstreet at
  • Turn around = same day
Organization Registration on

Step 2: Register w/ Central
Contractor Registry (CCR)

  • Labor intensive requiring a lot of info
  • Apply by phone (1-888-227-2423) or on line (
  • Designate E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) and create "M-PIN"
  • E-Biz POC designates Authorized Organizational Representatives (AOR) -
  • Turn around = 1-3 days for organization to gather needed info for application + at least 5 business days if organization has Employment identification Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). If no TIN or EIN then add additional 2 weeks to obtain info from IRS
  • IMPORTANT: CCR Needs to be Renewed Annually
Register with Central Contractor Registry on
Welcome to Central Contractor Registry on

Step 3: Username and Password

  • Wait one day after registration with CCR (Step 2) before creating username and password
  • Username and password = electronic signature
  • To complete this step AOR registers with the Operational Research Consultants (ORC) at
  • Turnaround = same day (not including one day wait after Step 2)
Create Username & Password on

Step 4: AOR Registers

  • AOR* registers at
  • Enter CCR username and password from Step 3
  • AOR registration triggers Step 5
  • Turn around = same day
    *AOR (Authorized Organization Rep) is the person(s) authorized to submit grant applications through on behalf of your organization
Register with as an Authorized Organization Representative

Step 5: AOR Authorization

  • E-Biz POC receives email notification that AOR has registered with (Step 4)
  • Using DUNS number (Step 1) and MPIN (Step 2) E-Biz POC approves AOR to submit grant applications on behalf of organization
  • Turnaround = same day
AOR authorization on

Step 6: Track AOR Status

  • AOR logs in to check status
  • Turnaround = depends on E-Biz POC in Step 5

Total time to complete registration process: 3 to 5 business
days or 1 to 3 weeks depending on your organization
Track AOR status on