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. Grants.gov uses SAM to establish roles and IDs for electronic grant applicants.

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

How to Register with SAM

  1. Visit the System for Award Management website at http://www.sam.gov/.

  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 Grants.gov and complete registration. It takes seven to ten business days 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.

Completing the SAM Registration Worksheet

Below is information on the required and optional fields in the SAM Registration Worksheet (completed on the SAM website). You will be unable to submit your SAM registration online unless all of the mandatory information is provided. To register, fill out the following information.