ALERT: New Login Process for Effective June 29, 2018

What is the new login process for
Effective June 29, 2018, when you go to the U.S. Federal Government’s System for Award Management ( and log in, you will be asked to create a user account. Your current username and password will no longer work to log in to
Make sure you know the email address associated with your current user account. It is the email address to which this message was sent.
Why do I need my current user account email address?
Using the same email address to create your user account allows to automatically migrate your roles. If a different email address is provided, your roles will need to be reassigned. This could cause delays updating your existing registrations.
What do I need to create my user account?
You will need to:
– know the email address associated with your username and password (it is the email address to which this message was sent)
– have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from, and
– have a working phone (cell phone or landline) to receive a security code from
Why is making these user account changes?
To further increase security and deter fraud, is partnering with to implement multi-factor authentication for registered users.
Will this change impact public users who do not log in to
No. There is no change for users who search and view public data on without logging in to the system.
Will I be able to get help for this new login process?
Yes. will post additional instructions, the Federal Service Desk ( will be available to support, and you can go to ( to learn more about creating an account.