Note: This blog post was originally published September 14th, 2021 and updated on March 10th, 2022
Federal grant applicants who are registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) are assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) that will phase out the nine-character Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number on April 4, 2022.
The UEI is assigned by and viewable within SAM, but Grants.gov users can also find it listed under their organization profile. (Grants.gov retrieves the UEI from SAM). To view your organization’s UEI within Grants.gov, take the following steps:
1. Log into your Grants.gov account.
2. Click on the My Account link at the top of the page.
3. Click on the Manage Profiles tab on the next screen.
4. Look under the UEI column header for the UEI for each profile that is registered with SAM. In the example below, there is just one profile.
As the transition from the DUNS Number to the SAM UEI approaches, Grants.gov will continue to work closely with SAM.
The U.S. General Services Administration Unique Entity Identifier Update page contains the most up-to-date information about the phase out of the DUNS Number. SAM, meanwhile, will serve as the official source for all UEI information.