Choices Guide – C-700: List of Terms and Acronyms

C-701: List of Terms and Acronyms

ACF                      Administration for Children and Families

ABE                      Adult Basic Education

Board                   Local Workforce Development Board

CFR                      Code of Federal Regulations

DARS                    Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

DRA                      Deficit Reduction Act

EID                        Earned Income Deduction

EITC                     Earned Income Tax Credit

EPS                      Employment Planning Session

ESL                       English as a Second Language

FEP                       Family Employment Plan

FLSA                     Fair Labor Standards Act

FMGC                   Financial Manual for Grants and Contracts

HHS                       U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HHSC                    Texas Health and Human Services Commission

IDA                        Individual Development Account

IRS                         Internal Revenue Service

JARC                     Job Access and Reverse Commute

MOE                      maintenance of effort

MOU                     Memorandum of Understanding

OJT                       on-the-job training

OTTANF                One-time TANF

PRA                       Personal Responsibility Agreement

PRWORA               Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

SIG                        Status in Group

SNAP                     Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP E&T             Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training

SSF                       Self-Sufficiency Fund

SSI                        Social Security Insurance

SSN                       Social Security number

TABE                     Test of Adult Basic Education

TANF                     Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TANF-SP               Temporary Assistance for Needy Families State Program

TIERS                    Texas Integrated Eligibility Redesign System

TOP                       type of payment

TWC                      Texas Workforce Commission

TWIST                   The Workforce Information System of Texas

TxDOT                   Texas Department of Transportation

USDOT-FTA          U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Agency

VITA                      Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

WIOA                     Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014

WOA                     Workforce Orientation for Applicants

workforce area     local workforce development area

WOTC                    Work Opportunity Tax Credit

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