Changes Coming for Federal Organizational Applicants and Awardees

Significant changes will be in place for organizational applicants and awardees beginning in 2021 and continuing into 2022:

What: UEI will replace DUNS.

The DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. It will be replaced by the unique entity identifier or UEI. will issue UEIs. Organizations that are already registered with will automatically be assigned a new UEI which will be displayed in Organizations registering with for the first time will request a UEI during the registration process. Registration and maintenance of your account is FREE.

When: You will now begin to see references to UEI on The UEI is expected to be on application forms by April of 2022.

For more information: See here about the UEI and on the Community Blog.

What: will get a new look and new features, like the ability to work on forms offline.

When: May 2021

For more information: Go to