THINKING OF APPLYING FOR AN LEH GRANT?
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that grant recipients must have an active System for Award Management (SAM) account on www.Sam.gov.
Leading up to our 2019 Emergency Response and Rebirth grant streams (both funded through the NEH), we encourage all potential applicants to read the important information below.
WHAT IS SAM.GOV?
The System for Award Management (SAM) site is the official U.S. Government system streamlining the process to confirm that an organization is eligible to receive federal grant awards and contracts.
All applicants must have an active SAM account. The LEH cannot issue payment, or award funds, to organizations that are not actively registered with a SAM account throughout the entire term of their project.
To sign up for a SAM account visit www.SAM.gov. Entities must have a current DUNS number and signed notarized letter stating that you are the authorized Entity Administrator for the entity associated with the DUNS number in order to apply. This process can take several days or weeks, so it is better to begin as soon as possible. DUNS numbers and SAM accounts must be renewed each year. It is a good idea to add the DUNS and SAM account expiration dates to your calendar.
There is no charge for SAM.gov (or DUNS number) registration. Several third-party vendors, however, offer to register organizations for a fee, which can be relatively substantial. The LEH does not endorse these vendors or the use of their services for SAM.gov registration.
You may also consult Quick Start Guide for New Grantee Registration. Please note that you will need your DUNS number and a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN or EIN) issued by the IRS in order to register with SAM.gov. Requests for new TINs from the IRS may take approximately two weeks before a new TIN is ready for use in SAM.
Allow up to 7-10 business days after SAM.gov registration is completed before the registration is activated.
If you have any questions regarding applying for an LEH grant, contact Grants Officer, Chris Robert.
Grants Officer/Associate Media Editor