Get Ready for Grants Management

Register with SAM and


First, you must register with the System for Award Management ( to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). The UEI is a 12-character alphanumeric identifier assigned to all entities (public and private companies, individuals, institutions, or organizations) to do business with the Federal Government. Organizations will need to designate an E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC). It can take 7-10 business days to complete the registration process. There is no fee for registering with SAM.

Second, register with where you can find and apply for grants. Be sure to register with after your SAM registration is fully completed. registration is usually completed by the end of the session. Also, visit Learn Grants to find information about successfully navigating every phase of the grant management process from applying and reporting to the award closeout. There is no fee for registering with

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Find and Apply for Grants

HHS distributes the largest amount of grant funding of any Federal agency. Most HHS grant funds go to States, Territories, and Tribes, but approximately 32,800 grants were awarded to non-government agencies in FY 2013. If you or your agency would like to work on behalf of the nation providing needed services, find and apply for our grants.

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Learn to Manage HHS Grants

When doing the work of the government through a grant or other funding mechanism, it is important to understand the HHS grants management process for awarding grants and reviewing grants already awarded.

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Grant Management Guidance by Agency

Find links to each HHS grant-making agency's grant management guidance (by HHS Operating Division).

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Administration on Community Living (ACL)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts for the ATSDR are processed through the Office of Financial Resources at the CDC.

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Service (IHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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