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Nonprofit Security Grant Program

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Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier

As of April 4, the federal government is no longer using the DUNS Number to uniquely identify entities and instead is using the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in To receive federal funding, an entity must have an active UEI number. Any grants awarded from IDHS now require an active UEI number. Please prepare accordingly to have an active UEI prior to applying for grants.

This change allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier for entities to do business with the federal government.

Current registrants already have been assigned their UEI and can view it within This includes inactive registrations. The UEI can be found below the DUNS Number on your entity registration record. Remember, you must be signed in to your account to view entity records.

IDHS recommends that applicants review the database to ensure their UEI number is updated and active.

About the Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a competitive grant program intended to provide federal funding for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at risk of a terrorist attack. The NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Application (Notice of Funding Opportunity)


An eligible nonprofit organization that may apply for the NSGP-S or NSGP-UA grant under the FY 2022 NSGP notice of funding opportunity is:

  • Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code; and
  • Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack.
  • NSGP-S: Nonprofit organization must be located outside of Marion and Hamilton counties.
  • NSGP-UA: Nonprofit organization must be located within Marion and Hamilton counties.

To apply for federal funding opportunities, a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, as well as a current status in the System for Award Management (SAM) is required. It may take four weeks or more after submission for the registration to become active in SAM and an additional 24 hours for to recognize the information. This can be done online at

Be aware that all entities renewing or updating their SAM registration at are required to submit an original signed, notarized letter confirming the authorized entity administrator associated with the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number before the registration is activated.

Have Questions? See the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help before submitting a support ticket.