AmeriCorps VISTA Monthly Updates


AmeriCorps VISTA
June 17, 2022

AmeriCorps VISTA Monthly Updates

Reminder: Transition to the Unique Entity Identifier

Effective Monday, April 4, the federal government transitioned the authoritative entity identifier from the Dun & Bradstreet unique identifier number, known as DUNS, to the Unique Entity Identifier.

This means AmeriCorps will not issue awards (amendments, continuations, new, recompete, and renewal awards) to recipients that have not entered a valid Unique Entity Identifier into eGrants. Please ensure that your organization adds its UEI to your attributes in eGrants to avoid award processing delays. Review the Frequently Asked Questions for guidance on how to obtain a UEI and enter it into eGrants. has informed Federal Agencies that there is a backlog related to entity validation, which is part of the process to renew or get a new SAM registration, and get a Unique Entity Identifier. If your entity information does not match the information presented in, you should create an incident and provide documentation to complete validation. Once you create an incident, the entity validation service will review your ticket and contact you via email if they require additional information or documentation.

If needed, you can go to your workspace and add more documents. Please respond promptly to any emails requesting documentation or clarification. You will receive an email notification once validation is complete instructing you to go back into to accept the match. Please review Things You Should and Should Not Do when creating an incident, attaching documents, and checking status. 

Following these instructions will reduce review time and speed up processing of your entity validation incident. For more information on entity validation, please visit GSA Federal Service Desk Service Portal.

Quarterly Sponsor Call

We have changed the AmeriCorps VISTA quarterly call to a registration process. You will now register for each event, and you will receive reminder messages the day before and one hour before the event occurs. The registration link will be the same for all AmeriCorps VISTA quarterly calls: 

The meeting is on August 22, 3 p.m. E.T. 


New Recruitment Materials

AmeriCorps VISTA has three new downloadable information one-pagers. These include general information, member benefits, and non-competitive eligibility. You will find them on the VISTA sponsor page under "Member Management" in the VISTA Sponsor Resources section.