Register with SAM

The System for Award Management (SAM) is a government-wide registry for vendors doing business with the Federal government, and SAM registration requires annual renewal. SAM centralizes information about grant recipients and also provides a central location for grant recipients to change organizational information. uses SAM to establish roles and IDs for electronic grant applicants.

SAM registration is not completed on the website. Once the SAM Registration is complete, you must return to to continue registration.

How to Register with SAM

  1. Visit the System for Award Management website at

  2. Follow SAM's online instructions in their Help tab to create a user account and register or update your entity’s SAM account.

Note: Once your SAM registration is active, you can return to and complete registration. It takes 24 hours for SAM Registration to activate after SAM has received all required information from registrants. SAM registration must be renewed annually. If you are updating or renewing your registration, it takes approximately 24 hours to activate.