Get a Unique Entity ID

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How do I get a SAM UEI?

All organizations must now have a SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to apply for a grant. Individuals applying for grants do not.

Visit to get, find, or renew your UEI. There is NO charge to get one. If you already have a "full entity registration" in, you have already been assigned a new UEI. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens if I can't get my UEI by the application deadline?

Please submit your application listing your UEI as “xxxxxxxxxxxx” and email your UEI to the grant program manager as soon as you receive it so they can update your application. We need your UEI to distribute any funds you are awarded.

Do we need to go through the “full entity registration” process?

No, you only need to get a Unique Entity ID, which requires validating your organization's legal business name and address.

I'm really stuck and need help.  Who can I talk to?

You can request help from a Federal Service Desk (FSD) agent via live chat Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.  Scroll down to the "Still have a question" section on this page and click "Live Chat".

For more informationgo to the FAQ page available at

Applying for a Grant