Last April, the federal government’s requirement for an organization to have a DUNS number to receive grants sourced from federal funds, – including RISCA grants – switched to a requirement to have a SAM-UEI, which stands for the federal System of Award Management Unique Entity Identifier.
If your organization intends on applying for grants from RISCA, you will now need a SAM-UEI in order to submit your application. We recommend you request a SAM-UEI as soon as possible to ensure you have it by the application deadline.
Here are instructions on how to request a SAM-UEI:
- If your organization has applied for a grant directly from the federal government before (e.g. the National Endowment for the Arts), and therefore has a SAM.gov registration, read the Already in SAM.gov.
- For all other organizations, visit the sam.gov website for the latest information and instructions on how to obtain a SAM-UEI.
Note: the registration is free – but there are scammers out there. Make sure you are doing this process through a .gov website.
If you have questions, email Anisa.Raoof.INT@arts.ri.gov and Todd.Trebour@arts.ri.gov. RISCA staff can be of limited help in requesting SAM-UEIs, as this is a federal government process.