As of April 4, 2022, any organization that applies to receive federal monies will need to have a UEI (Unique Identification Number). Previously, a DUNS number (from Dun & Bradstreet) and/or SAM.gov registration was required. Using a UEI will standardize how entities who receive federal funds are identified.
If your library plans to apply directly for federal grant monies through any federal agency (such as IMLS, NEA, NEH, etc.), apply for any future sub-grant federal monies that NH State Library receives through IMLS, or apply for any additional ARPA grants through any state agency or organization, you should obtain an UEI for your library.
If you are registered in SAM.gov, you’ve already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID! It’s viewable in your SAM.gov entity registration record. Go to fsd.gov and select the green Help on UEI Transition button to learn more.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.