Reporting Requirements for Annual Financial Reports of State Agencies and Universities
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Reporting
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires the reporting of a DUNS number on all direct expenditures of federal awards. A DUNS number is a unique nine-digit identification number provided by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and serves as the universal identifier for federal grants and cooperative agreements. The DUNS number supplements other identification numbers. Agencies must have a different nine-digit DUNS number for each physical location/different address as well as each legal division that may be co-located. To request a DUNS number, call D&B at (866) 705-5711 or visit the D&B website.
The federal government has one location for grant applicants and recipients to change their organizational information (such as their mailing address) – the System for Award Management (SAM). Register your number on the SAM website.
As part of the final SEFA certification process, the agency must verify the DUNS number each year. The verification is included in the following certification statement in SEFA:
“Note: Prior to submitting the Certification Statement, make sure that missing program names, non-state entity names and ID numbers have been entered and verified.”