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Unique Entity ID (SAM) Transition

Overview

The requirement for entities to have a DUNS number in order to receive federal funds is changing on April 4, 2022. To receive federal funds after April 4, 2022, an entity must have a Unique Entity ID (UEI). Entities that intend to receive federal funding after April 4, 2022, must use the System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov to obtain a UEI. The DUNS number is still the unique entity identifier used by the federal government until April 4, 2022.

If your entity is registered with SAM.gov, this new UEI has already been assigned and can be accessed in SAM.gov. The UEI is currently located below the DUNS Number on your entity registration record. You must be signed in to your SAM.gov account to view entity records.

If your entity has a DUNS number, but is not registered with SAM.gov, you will need to request an UEI at SAM.gov. Obtaining a UEI is free. You may receive emails offering to assist with the registration process for a fee, but those are not from SAM.gov. More information on transitioning from DUNS to UEI can be found here:

Requesting a UEI with SAM.gov

You will need the following information to request a UEI with SAM.gov:

  • DUNS Number (If your organization does not yet have a DUNS number, or no one knows it, visit the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) website or call 1-866-705-5711 to register or search for a DUNS number.)
  • Legal Business Name
  • Physical Address (including ZIP + 4)
  • Sam.gov user account (sign-up at SAM.gov)

To check your entity’s registration status, visit the SAM.gov Status Tracker. A login with a SAM.gov account is required to view entity registration status.

For questions about this information, contact dpifin@dpi.wi.gov (608) 267-9114