You may have noticed that the field previously labeled DUNS within Grants.gov is now labeled UEI.
What is this change all about?
Recently, Grants.gov has published several blog posts about this topic. You can view those by clicking: What is the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)? and How Grants.gov Is Preparing for SAM’s Rollout of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).
Here’s what’s happening
The General Services Administration (GSA), is in the process of changing the current ID numbers, previously called DUNS Numbers assigned through System for Award Management, to a new Unique Entity Identifier or UEI number.
It is important to note:
- Until your organization is issued a UEI by SAM.gov, you should continue using your DUNS Number in fields labeled UEI.
- gov is prepared to handle both numbers during the federal government-wide transition period from DUNS to UEI.
We have produced this short video to explain how applicants are to proceed in the coming months with this transition.
To learn more about this change, go to the GSA’s official UEI Resource webpage, which will always have the most up-to-date information.