Have You Registered for SAM.gov?

by mphippen 12. August 2013 12:48

Sign up to Get Grant Funding for Your Law Enforcement Agency

The reason I ask, is because Federal grant monies will be unavailable to your department unless you get it registered. In the summer of 2013 SAM (SYSTEM for AWARD MANAGEMENT) registration became a requirement for all Federal grant applications and awardees. To state it clearly here, unless your department is registered with SAM.gov you won’t be able to even apply period!

Given that SAM is the next-generation award management system and is supposed to combine Federal procurement and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into a single system, it’s vital you stay on top of things. The entire process can take several days to complete and there can be delays. Don’t wait until a deadline is looming before you begin the process or there’s a good chance you’ll miss it.

SAM is being rolled out in phases. The first phase includes functionality from these systems:

Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)
Federal Agency Registration (Fedreg)

Even if you were registered with the above systems, you still need to have an active registration in SAM.gov to be able to apply for grants and/or receive grant awards.

There is no fee or charge to register with SAM.gov.

How do you register for SAM?

On August 28, 2013 beginning at 10:00 AM MST Laser Technology is sponsoring a webinar that will not only cover SAM registration, but discuss current available grants, qualifying for a grant, and the important steps necessary to be competitive. A submitted grant application is not an automatic award. State and Federal overseers will prioritize applications and fund the most thought out and effective applications. What many don’t realize is that hundreds of departments nationwide are competing for the same grant dollars, so the better you are the more likely of landing the award.

Jeff Merriman a former Lt. in the Jasper County MO. Sheriff’s Department understands the importance of solid grant writing skills and what it can accomplish. Jeff utilized his 18 years of successful grant writing for Jasper County to become an accomplished professional grant writer. In 2005 he began in earnest and since that time has written over 15,000,000.00 in Federal, State, and private grant funding!

Jeff will be the featured presenter and we invite you to join us in an informative discussion to gain insight from Jeff’s obvious skills.

The webinar has ended. Watch the recording of the Grants Writing webinar.

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