Important Notice about Central Contractor Registration on SAM.gov

The System for Award Management (SAM) website has been experiencing technical difficulties that are delaying the ability for some applicants to complete or renew their CCR registration.  In those instances, applicants are unable to successfully submit applications through www.grants.gov.

As a result, ACF is offering a one-time, blanket waiver from electronic application submission requirements.  This waiver applies to applicants that are having issues registering with CCR and those that are already registered but are unable to get assistance from SAM.gov concerning CCR technical issues that are preventing electronic application submission.

For those applicants with application due dates that fell between July 16, 2012 and August 6, 2012, ACF will also provide a one-time, blanket waiver of the application due date.  For Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) with due dates that fell during this period, ACF will accept paper format applications received by 4:30 p.m., ET, on Monday, August 13, 2012.  Applicants must follow all instructions in the specific FOA for submitting paper format applications. The waiver process described in the FOA will be suspended for these applicants.

For FOAs with application due dates that occur after August 6, 2012, applicants are eligible to submit paper format applications. The waiver process described in the FOA for paper format applications is suspended for these applicants.  These applicants must follow instructions for submitting paper format applications as described in the FOA.   All paper format applications submitted under FOAs with due dates occurring after August 6, 2012, must be received by 4:30 p.m., ET, on the application due date provided in the FOA.

For FOAs with due dates that occur after August 6, 2012, late applications, paper or electronic, that are received after the due date and time will be disqualified. This waiver does not extend the due date and time for applications under FOAs with due dates after August 6, 2012. This waiver allows applicants to submit paper format applications without using the waiver process described in the FOA.