SAM Registration System Reminders

This article was published on: 07/9/2018

Any entity pursuing government contracts—including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Grantees—must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).

In this Federal database at, users can register to do business with the U.S. government, update or renew an entity registration, check status of an entity registration, and search for entity registration and exclusion records. Registration at the official SAM website ( is free. Do not be confused by look-alike web sites or companies offering to register on your behalf.

Recent changes have been made to enhance system security and deter fraud. has partnered with to implement multi-factor authentication for registered users. Effective June 29, 2018, when users go to and log in, they will be asked to create a account. During initial registration, users will be asked to enter an email address. Be sure to use your existing SAM email address to create the account. Access to a working phone number (mobile or landline) is also needed to register as will send a security code.

To learn more about the recent changes occurring with registration, click here.

Remember, there is never a charge to register at For questions or assistance, contact the community development staff at the NCRPC.

This article appeared in the July 2018 NCRPC Newsletter.