Award Management: Project Numbers
Quick overview of project numbers, old and new.
Project Number=Seven character alpha-numeric code that identifies the spending account
This is part of the funding string: FUND/DEPT/PROJECT/PROGRAM/ACCOUNT CODE
History of Project Numbers
- AAA1234 Current system, three letters, four digits. This format began May 13, 2015. For example: AAA1111 then AAA1112 up to AAA9999 , then AAB1111, AAB1112 and so on.
- PRJ01AB Previous system, PRJ + two numbers, two letters. This format was adopted in Jan 2008 and used until 2015.
- 144AB12 Pre-SFS system, three digit fund number + two letters and two numbers. This format was used from 1995-2008.
- 144A123 Older pre-SFS format: three digit fund number + one letter and three numbers. This format was used 1974-1995.
- 1441234 Oldest format: three digit fund number + four digits. This format was used from the beginning of time to 1974.
NOTE 1: Projects keep their originally assigned number, existing project numbers are not changed when the naming convention changes.
NOTE 2: When we shifted to SFS, it required seven character project numbers. Our old project numbers were four characters, so the fund number was tacked onto the front, creating a new seven character project number. Pre-2008 projects have been converted to seven character codes, so I show them that way, even though originally they would have been identified by the final four characters.
NOTE 3: As projects close, you’ll see fewer of the older project numbers. Because 233- and 161- projects seldom have end dates, these funds will display more of the older project number formats than other funds.