Federal Government Requires Creation of Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

The federal government is transitioning from the use of Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) to a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the SAM.gov system as the primary identifier. This new UEI is required of state, regional, and local agencies, along with nonprofit organizations who receive federal funding. The new UEI is also required of subgrantees of state, regional, and local agencies.

Beginning in April 2022, all organizations applying for funding from MSAC will be required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from SAM.gov in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts.

MSAC encourages all organizations who currently receive funding, have received funding in the past, and are planning to apply for future funding to apply for a new UEI before April 4, 2022. 

Individuals applying for MSAC funding do not need to create a UEI. 

For further information about obtaining your new UEI, please refer to the webinar recording from November 3, 2021 here. OR, access the slide deck here. Questions? Contact Derrick Quevedo at msac.commerce@maryland.gov.