Register with SAM &

NOTE: has implemented new security requirements for the use of the system. Among the changes, applicants are now required to change their passwords every 90 days. See for more details.

It is your organization's responsibility to create and maintain a regularly updated registration with This includes registration with the System for Award Management (SAM), where your organization's information must be renewed annually. Finalize a new or renew an existing registration at least two weeks before the application deadline. This should allow you time to resolve any issues that may arise with or SAM. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your inability to submit your application.

If your organization is not yet registered, go to's Get Registered. Allow a minimum of two weeks for this multi-step, one-time process. If your organization already has registered, renew your registration with SAM and verify that your registration with is current.

If you have problems with registration:

  • SAM Federal Service Desk: Call 1-866-606-8220 or see the information posted on the SAM website at SAM User Help.
  • Contact Center: Call 1-800-518-4726, e-mail, or consult the information posted on the website at Help. The Contact Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Maintain documentation (with dates) of your efforts to register or renew at least two weeks before the deadline.

You do not need to complete the registration process to download the application package and begin to prepare your material (see below). However, you will need your Username and Password that you obtain during the registration process to submit your application.