Summary of Upcoming Changes with User Impacts

(Revised February 16, 2022)


Effective Date: February 21, 2022 | Enhance Security: becomes mandatory for applicants using


On February 21, 2022, will enhance security for applicant users.

Applicants will only be able to access the system via 

Impact: All applicants should link their accounts to  

EBiz POCs and S2S users are not affected.

Effective Date: April 4, 2022 | The System for Award Management ( replaces the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number

Grantors, Applicants, Grantor S2S, Applicant S2S

Starting on April 4, 2022, the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number will be replaced by a “new, non-proprietary identifier” requested in, and assigned by, the System for Award Management ( This new identifier is being called the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

To learn more about the transition from DUNS Numbers to the UEI, including information on changes to federal grant application forms, please visit our Planned UEI Updates page.

For the Summary of Recent Changes with User Impact, please see the Releases page for the details of the recent enhancements to