The UEI takes the place of the DUNS number as of April 4, 2022. The DUNS number was a tool for the federal government to uniquely identify entities that are bidding or applying for government awards. Effective immediately, BHCIP and CCE applicants will be asked to provide a UEI rather than a DUNS. If your organization does not have a UEI, you can create one in For more information, visit