Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM)

ALL ORGANIZATIONS must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM) to apply. Should a grant be made, organizations must maintain an active SAM registration throughout the grant cycle (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by [] (PDF Instructions)

ALL AISC APPLICANTS must have a UEI from the SAM to apply.

There is NO COST for organizations to get their UEI and it is REQUIRED.

What Action Do You Need to Take?

  • If you are not already registered in, start the process here. When you receive your UEI, include it on your application.

Please review these notes BEFORE beginning:

  • When prompted with the choice, you do not need to “Register Entity” on You only need to “Get Unique Entity ID.”
  • You may need the following information:
      • The organization’s legal name
      • The organization’s physical address (zipcode +4)
      • The organization’s date of incorporation
  • Check the box to allow for SAM Search Authorization.
  • For additional instruction, please refer to the Quick Guide to Getting a Unique Entity ID and/or the Get a Unique Entity ID video (you can start at the 2:45 timestamp.)

Contact the SDAC by email or phone if you have questions 605-773-3301 or