On April 4, 2022, the U.S. Government will transition from using the Dun & Bradstreet data universal numbering system (DUNS) to the new government-issued Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) as a means of entity identification for federal awards. Entities must be registered in SAM.gov to qualify for federal awards, which are reported to the public through USASpending.gov. For more information, visit the DUNS to UEI (SAM) Transition page. eLOCCS users were made aware of this change via email on February 23, 2022.
If you have a SAM.gov registration, active or inactive, you have already been assigned a UEI which you will see on your entity’s registration record in SAM.gov. The UEI must also be listed on all federal grant agreements. To ensure your UEI is on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) grant agreements and FY 2019 and 2020 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant agreements, you must update your organization’s Project Applicant profile in e-snaps on or before March 29, 2022. If the UEI is current in your e-snaps profile, it will populate on the grant agreement.
All organizations that receive federal funds, including CoC and YHDP Program funds, must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD. SAM.gov registrations must be updated annually.
For assistance with the e-snaps update, view the Update the Applicant Profile in Edit-Mode resource. This document walks through how to place an organization’s Applicant Profile in edit mode so the UEI can be entered and then how the Applicant Profile can be placed in complete mode.