A Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) is a 12-character alphanumeric value assigned to all entities. Entities can locate their UEI in SAM.gov, or in USASpending if they have previously received federal funding. Note: If your entity applies for or has DOJ awards under multiple UEI numbers, each UEI will have a separate JustGrants profile.
As of April 4, 2022, the federal government no longer uses a DUNS number to uniquely identify entities. Entities doing business with the federal government must use the UEI created in SAM.gov. Learn more about UEI numbers.
The Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique identifier assigned by the IRS for tax and reporting purposes. Visit the Internal Revenue Service website for more information about TINs and EINs, and how to obtain one.
An Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) number was previously required for COPS Office Grantees and awards. This number is assigned by the FBI and was the agency's unique identifier. The number is included as a reference for COPS Office awards made in FY 2020 and prior years. Currently, the entity's UEI serves as the unique identifier for COPS Office awards.