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Posted on: April 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] American Rescue Plan: DUNS Number Required

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To receive American Rescue Plan grants, all municipalities must have a valid DUNS number.  A DUNS number is a unique nine-character number used to identify an organization and is issued by Dun & Bradstreet. The federal government uses the DUNS number to track how federal money is allocated.

A DUNS number is required prior to registering with the System for Award Management (SAM) database, which is a requirement for all counties and metropolitan cities receiving money directly from the Treasury. Funds for non-entitlement units of local government will be delivered to and allocated through the State of Maryland. Non-entitlement municipalities, however, will still need to obtain a DUNS number.

Registering for a DUNS number is free of charge. If your municipality does not have a valid DUNS number, please visit or call 1-866-705-5711 to begin the registration process. Complete details are available on the U.S. Treasury's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund page.

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