SAM.gov Request for a UEI for a JHU Subrecipient
It’s important to know the difference between registering your organization and requesting a UEI; these are two significantly different procedures and completing the wrong SAM.gov procedure can have significant consequences when acquiring a new UEI.
- If your department has subrecipients receiving federal funds from JHU, they are required to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through the System for Award Management (SAM).
- The UEI is required in order for JHU to report FFATA (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act) activities as required under federal awards
How to find the UEI:
- If your subrecipient was registered in SAM.gov prior to the UEI conversion (April 2022), then SAM.gov automatically provided a UEI number and you can:
- If you are working with a foreign subrecipient, reach out to the organization to see if they were previously registered in SAM.gov and have the assigned UEI – if they do not, the subrecipient will need to request a UEI.
When to request a UEI number
- You are a JHU subrecipient organization receiving federal funds from JHU
- The UEI cannot be verified by the USA Spending Crosswalk or FDP Clearinghouse and your subrecipient is not able to provide the UEI
When to register an organization
- This is not applicable to JHU subrecipients
- This only applies if you are not a JHU subrecipient organization, and if the organization will receive federal funds directly from the U.S. federal government
If you need a refresher, watch this short tutorial on requesting a UEI. Please note, this is required by all subrecipients receiving federal funds from JHU.
If you have any questions regarding the required UEI or FFATA report, please reach out to your JHURA Subawards associate.