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LEH Grants to Require Registration


The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that grant recipients must have an active System for Award Management (SAM) account on

If you are considering applying for a Rebirth or Emergency Grant, we encourage you to read the important information below.


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 Entities must have a current DUNS number and access to their organization’s EIN (tax identification) number as well as information about the organization’s legal name, address, and banking information.  This process can take several days or weeks, so it is better to begin as soon as possible. SAM accounts must be renewed each year. It is a good idea to add the SAM account expiration dates to your calendar.

There is no charge for (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 registration.

You may also consult Quick_Guide_for_Grants_Registrations. 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 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 registration is completed before the registration is activated.

If you have any questions regarding applying for an LEH grant, contact Grants Officer, Chris Robert.

Chris Robert
Grants Officer/Associate Media Editor
[email protected]