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Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. View All


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SAM UEI Information

The federal government is transitioning from using DUNS numbers to the SAM UEI as a unique entity identifier for institutions. This will affect all KAC grant applicants with a subaward number of NFY19-XXX or higher. We strongly urge that you address this transition, get your SAM UEI immediately and enter it into Submittable before you submit a request for payment, file a final report, or apply for your next grant.

The SAM UEI is a unique 12-character identifier (a combination of letters and numbers) assigned to all entities (public and private companies, individuals, institutions, or organizations) that are required to register to do business with the federal government. The SAM UEI is issued at no cost through the federal System for Award Management website (

Once you obtain your SAM UEI, you may submit it to KAC via any one of the following by April 1, 2022:

  • When you submit a request for payment via Submittable
  • When you submit a final report via Submittable
  • When you submit a new application for this grant round via Submittable
  • Via this link:

There are three categories that organizations are currently in:

  1. Your entity has a DUNS number and is registered in
  2. Your entity has a DUNS number and is not registered in
  3. Your entity does not have a DUNS number

Here’s a summary of the steps for each category:

  1. Your entity has a DUNS number and is registered in

If you have an active or inactive registration in today, you’ve already been assigned a Unique Entity ID (SAM UEI). The easiest way to find your entity’s Unique Entity ID (SAM UEI) is to:

  1. Log in to
  2. In your Workspace, select the numbered bubble above “Active” in the Entity Management widget.
  3. You should then see your record(s) appear, and the UEl(s) will be on the left side of each record.

B. Your entity has a DUNS number and is not registered in

  1. Go to and select “Sign In” from the upper right corner of the page. (If you do not have a account, you will need to create one. uses for authentication. Our handout provides more step by step info on setting up the account if you need it.)
  2. After you sign in, the system will navigate you to your Workspace. On the “Entity Management” widget, select the “Get Started” button.
  3. On the next page, enter information about your entity. All fields are required, unless marked as optional.
  4. On the next page, validate that the information provided is correct. For assistance updating your Dun & Bradstreet record, please contact Dun &   Bradstreet. Deselect the checkbox near the bottom of the page if you want to restrict the public viewing of your entity information in (If you deselect the checkbox, only you and federal government users will be able to view your SAM UEI record.}. Then, select “Next.”
  5. On the next page, your entity is validated. You will be asked to certify that you are authorized to conduct transactions on behalf of your entity. Select the checkbox to certify, then select the “Request Unique Entity ID” button.
  6. On the last page, your Unique Entity ID (SAM UEI) will be displayed and you can begin to use it for your entity.

C.   Your entity does not have a DUNS number

  1. Until April 4, 2022, the DUNS number issued by Dun & Bradstreet is the authoritative entity identifier used by the federal government. You need to get a DUNS number first before you can request a Unique Entity ID (SAM UEI).
  2. Go to to request a free DUNS number. It can take 1 2 business days before your DUNS number is issued. When you are assigned your DUNS number, return to and follow the steps outlined under the “Your entity has a DUNS number and is not registered in” section.

“The arts are a vital part of economic development – they’re how we remind each other why we do the work we do to build our communities and our world. Sharing beauty and perspective with the people of Kansas is a fantastic way to ensure they’re happy to continue living and working in our state.”
Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland



Kate Van Steenhuyse, KAC Assistant Director

(785) 379-1608

[email protected]