Subdivision Applicant Codes

The Commission uses a unique code to identify applicants, determine their eligibility as it complies with the Law, and to manage and track project information. Subdivision codes must be secured prior to applying for financial assistance. This code is also needed for access to Public WorksWise, the Commission’s online portal, which is the platform used for submission of applications.

Subcodes are assigned by the Commission at the written request of the applicant on the entity’s letterhead, signed by the subdivision’s chief executive officer (CEO), and forwarded to the OPWC director via email. Subdivisions other than a county, municipal corporation, or township, must include documentation or information pertaining to the creation of the subdivision.

Should the applicant be a nonprofit organization, it must be an environmental and conservation organization exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 501(a) and described in 26 U.S.C. 501(c) and formed to protect the natural environment. An environmental and conservation nonprofit organization is one which represents the interests of citizens who are concerned with the sustainability of the natural environment and the preservation of native natural habitats and communities including the air, water, and land necessary to sustain them. For nonprofits, the organization’s CEO letter must be accompanied by proof of I.R.S. 501(c) status and documentation supporting its mission including bylaws, website link, and/or other materials as may be required by the director.