Unique Entity ID (SAM)
All agencies that receive funds from the Federal government are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This includes agencies that receive reimbursement for the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.
The UEI is assigned through the System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov. Detailed instructions on obtaining a UEI are located on the Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition webpage.
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) must verify each agency participating in the USDA Child Nutrition Programs has a UEI. The UEI is reported to the DPI using Online Services.
Refer to the Instructions for reporting the UEI to the DPI for the USDA Child Nutrition Programs. This will only need to be entered once, even if your agency participates in multiple Child Nutrition Programs.
Contact the CNT with questions at CNT@dpi.wi.gov or 608.267.9129.