What is the "Designation of Authorized Official" in the required Attachments?

The "Designation of Authorized Official" (DAO) is a standard document for federal and state applications that declares authorization of signature for the organization. This may or may not be applicable to your organization based on your agency's Bylaws and/or Articles of Incorporation. 

The DAO is typically provided when the Executive Director and/or their designee, who hold the common powers to sign on behalf of the organization, are either unavailable or otherwise need someone else to sign on behalf of the agency. A letter from the agency's executive authority (typically the Board of Directors) on letterhead attesting the authorization is acceptable for this required document. 

For funding sources that do not require Designation of Authorized Official, such as the City of Everett's Human Needs application, may use this document for submission for the required attachment.

For questions, please reach out to Community Development staff at [email protected]

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