The federal government transitioned from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) to a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the system. 

Beginning in April 2022, all organizations applying for funding from our agency will be required to have a UEI from As of this time, the federal government no longer recognizes the DUNS number. Visit for instructions on obtaining a UEI. is always free. If you need assistance, please use the help tools available through

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

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