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How often do I have to renew my SAM registration?

An active SAM registration must be renewed yearly.


The SAM registration renewal must be completed yearly. The System for Award Management (SAM) was created to streamline the process of paying small businesses making payouts fast and easy. After a year, if you don’t renew you will stop getting paid. Renewing your registration every year shows you are still an option. This process is the same as it was originally. However, owners must be careful.

Yearly renewal of your SAM registration is required by the Government to keep your SAM active. Businesses that let their status fall to inactive will not be able to receive funding for any contracts or grants that are awarded. 

The renewal process can be tricky. Read this article to help navigate the renewal process. A Guide to the SAM Renewal Process