Institutional Data for Grant Forms

Information frequently requested on grant proposal/application forms:

About Appalachian State University

Legal Name

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). 

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.

Most recent financial report/audit

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.

Submission Assistance

Check for your department's contact person in Sponsored Programs and Special Funds Accounting.

Authorized Official Representative (AOR)

Authorized Signing Official Representative (AOR)

Ms. Charna K. Howson

Director, Sponsored Programs

Applicant Address / AOR Address

PO Box 32174, Room 384 

287 Rivers Street    Boone, NC 28608-2174

AOR Email

Applicant phone / AOR phone


Applicant Fax / AOR Fax


Codes, Numbers, and Identifiers

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Tax ID

Please contact Yingqi Wang in the Office of Research at

DUNS number




Federal School Code


CFDA Number

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 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


North Carolina State House District


North Carolina State Senate District


CAGE Code (for federal contracting)

NCT02155816 Identifier

Region 4

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 8

U.S. Forest Services (USFS) Region Code

Assurance Numbers for Human and Animal Subject Protocols


 Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects Number


Animal Subjects/Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) Number


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
Staff Contacts
Skype us at: appstate.grants1
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