2020 will bring several changes to the grant world. A notable change required for receiving federal funding includes replacing the Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number with a new Unique Entity ID (UEI). The UEI will be a 12-character, alphanumeric value. This will not only be a change in the number but also include a change in the process of both requesting and obtaining a UEI number. As with the DUNS number, the definition of what makes an entity unique will remain based on information not matched by any other existing registered entity. The future burden will also be reduced by making the change only once, even if a different entity validation service (EVS) provider is selected in the future.