Institutional Data for Grant Forms

Information you may be required to provide in a grant proposal/application form on behalf of the institution:

About Appalachian State University
Legal Name of Applicant Appalachian State University
University Mission Statement View either the Appalachian State University Mission Statement or, for ready to use copy, the University Communications Virtual Toolbox (ASU login required). 
University Profile / Description

For a basic description of the university's structure, governance, mission, finances, and surrounding community, see the Pre-Written Content section (ASU login required) of the Virtual Communications Toolbox. This content is approved for use by ASU faculty and staff in grant proposals. The extensive "Points of Pride" section contains brief descriptions of various aspects of the university, such as its undergraduate research program, commitment to sustainability, and specific academic programs. The "Teaching and Scholarship" section contains information related to external funding, library statistics, and academic programming. The "University Operations" section contains additional institutional financial information.

For a description of the research support resources available at the university, download this document produced by Grants Resources & Services (ASU login required).

For more in-depth data about the university (e.g., enrollment, finances, degrees awarded, demographics, organizational charts), see the annual Fact Book produced by the Institutional Research and Planning (IRAP) office. Information is added to the Fact Book throughout the year, so there is typically more complete information in the previous year's Fact Book than the current year's.

University's most recent financial report/audit
University's tax-exempt status  Appalachian State University is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is also described in sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(ii).
Proof of university's tax-exempt status You may be asked to attach proof of Appalachian's tax-exempt status. Please call your department's contact person in Sponsored Programs for a current copy.
Contact Information This can vary depending on the sponsor; check with your department's contact person in Sponsored Programs.
Authorized Official Representative (AOR)
Authorized Official Representative (AOR) Click here to see those with Approved Delegations of Authority.
Applicant Address / AOR Address 287 Rivers Street, Room 382; PO Box 32174; Boone, NC 28608-2174
AOR Email
Applicant phone / AOR phone 828-262-7459
Applicant Fax / AOR Fax 828-262-2641
Codes, Numbers, and Identifiers
Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID Please contact Stephen Kimel in the Office of Research at
DUNS number 781-866-264
CFDA Number Specific to federally-funded projects; usually listed near the beginning of the guidelines/RFP (Request for Proposals), or you may find it at The format is ##.### where the first 2 numbers identify the federal agency (i.e., 84 is always the US Department of Education), and the last 3 digits identify the program. Alpha-numberic characters may be included to designate areas of program emphasis.
Funding Opportunity Number (FON) Generally, this will only apply to a federally-funded project, though some foundations use it also; will be included in the guidelines.
Federal Congressional District NC-005
North Carolina State House District 82nd
North Carolina State Senate District 45th
CAGE Code (for federal contracting) 7G164 Identifier NCT02155816
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region Code Region 4
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region Code Region 4
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region Code Region 4
U.S. Forest Services (USFS) Region Code Region 8
Assurance Numbers for Human and Animal Subject Protocols
Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects Number FWA00001076
Animal Subjects/Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) Number A4078-01
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Office of Research
John E. Thomas Building
287 Rivers Street
Room 382
PO Box 32174
Boone, NC 28608-2174
Ph: (828) 262-7459
Fax: (828) 262-2641
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