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October 3, 2014
LITTLE ROCK -- Individuals, farms, businesses, government agencies, non-profits or
private concerns that receive more than $3,000 in any type of federal money need to
know SAM, or the System for Award Management.
SAM is the federal system that integrates four previously separate financial tracking
“Until recently, anyone who conducted business with the federal government were required
to be registered in multiple agency databases to receive payment,” said Bobby Hall,
extension community and economic development program associate for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The registry doesn't only apply to businesses that are paid by the federal government
for contract work. It includes anyone receiving federal disaster funds, farm subsidies
or grants for research, he said.
Before registering with SAM, individuals or corporations must have a nine-digit DUNS,
or Data Universal Numbering System identifier. DUNS numbers are a means of identifying
business entities by specific location. The DUNS number can only be obtained through
Dun & Bradstreet.
“Those registering for this number and using it to register in SAM must do so carefully,
because the system is very exact,” Hall said. “Any change in case or even spacing
can cause problems for the user.”
Although the registration requirement went in to effect in 2012, Hall said that it
has taken until 2014 for agencies serving rural businesses and landowners to begin
implementing the SAM registration requirement.
Hall said that this summer, he’s encountered a number of farmers and others who had
no idea they were obligated to register in SAM.
To help individuals and businesses navigate SAM, the University of Arkansas Cooperative
Extension Service has created an easy-to-understand fact sheet, co-authored by Hall
and Ray Blevins, director of the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, part of the
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
“Registration for Receiving Government Payments - System for Award Management (SAM),”
FSCED201 is available from your county extension office, or download the fact sheet
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By the U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org