Are you planning to apply for a federal grant or do you currently have an award? The System for Award Management, www.sam.gov recently started requiring a notarized, signed letter to register a new entity or to renew an existing account. Also, there is another new login process for SAM.gov which began on June 29, 2018. All users will be required to create a new Login.gov user account. Your existing account will no longer work.
These new requirements will add additional time to the registration process with SAM.gov, which is a required step for most federal grants. Here is a link to what needs to be included in the notarized letter (make sure the notary seal is a visible color). If you have an existing sam.gov account, check to see when your CAGE code expires and send a letter as soon as possible. You must have an active account to get paid!