Step 1: Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

All eligible payees are required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) as part of registration in addition to maintaining an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) ( ( Treasury Final Rule FAQ 11.4. Federal Government has transitioned from the use of the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) as the primary means of entity identification for Federal awards government-wide. UEIs are required in accordance with 2 CFR Part 25, and the transition from DUNS to UEI has resulted in the UEI being issued by the Federal Government in .

Registered Organizations

If your organization is currently registered in with either an active or inactive registration, you have already been assigned a UEI. Your UEI is viewable on your entity’s registration record in To learn how to view your UEI, see this guide: How can I view my Unique Entity ID?.

Inactive or Updates to Registration

If you have an inactive registration or need to update your registration, you must ensure that your renewal or updates occur on time and as required, but this does not affect whether you have been assigned a UEI. If you have a registration, you already have a UEI. If your registration has expired, you can access instructions addressing how to renew your entity registration at: How to Renew or Update an Entity.

Create a New Registration

If you are not registered in, create a new registration by clicking on the “Get Started” link under the “Register Your Entity…” heading in Grantees, and other entities wanting to do business with the Office of Planning and Budget (e.g., entities applying for a grant or receiving an award), that are not already registered in must complete the “Register Entity” registration option and NOT the “Get a Unique Entity ID” option. The “Get a Unique Entity ID” option, which is not a full registration, is only available to entities for reporting purposes. Failing to complete the “Register Entity” option may result in an incomplete grant application, loss of funding, loss of applicant eligibility, and/or delays in receiving a grant award.

Once assigned, the UEI number will never expire; however, entity registrations do expire annually and require annual renewal. Please ensure that your organization renews its registration prior to the expiration date. The expiration date is listed in your entity record in is currently experiencing a delay due to the large volume of requests so it is recommended that you complete your registration as soon as possible to avoid any additional delays in funding. You cannot execute your terms and conditions grant agreement without a valid UEI and SAM registration.