May 7, 2020 Update: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has relaxed the December 2020 deadline to replace the D-U-N-S® number with the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Grants.gov’s planned UEI-related system enhancements are dependent on GSA’s schedule. Please visit our UEI Forms and Maintenance Calendar pages for the latest information on UEI integration with Grants.gov.
Last July, we wrote about SAM.gov’s planned introduction of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), which is currently scheduled to replace the DUNS Number around the end of 2020. You can get the most up-to-date information about the UEI rollout on the GSA’s Unique Entity Identifier Update page.
In this post, we begin preparing Grants.gov applicants for what the UEI rollout will look like within the Grants.gov system – particularly, what users will see when working on an application or taking other actions within Workspace.
It’s really quite simple:
- Fields formerly labeled “DUNS” within Grants.gov will be labeled “UEI” starting in March 2020 (see the screenshot above).
- For now, keep entering your DUNS Number when a field labeled “UEI” needs to be filled in.
To review, you can expect to begin seeing UEI labels in March 2020, when Grants.gov plans to implement the label change across the system in preparation for SAM.gov’s transition to the Unique Entity Identifier.
When this happens, you will see an orange banner on relevant pages that tells applicants to use their DUNS Number in the UEI field until further notice.