On April 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education will join other Federal
agencies and transition to utilizing new Unique Entity Identifiers (UEIs) for
grant recipient and applicant organizations, rather than the previously
utilized DUNS numbers. The UEI is administered through SAM.gov (System for
Organizations that have already registered a DUNS with SAM.gov have now been
assigned a UEI in that system.
Entities that do not have a registered DUNS in SAM.gov should ensure that
they are registered well before the switch takes place. We recommend that
organizations initiate the process with SAM.gov no later than March 1, 2022, as
it may take some time for registration to be completed.
For detailed information about this change, please refer to the Fact Sheet
found here: UEI Transition Fact Sheet.