Alphabet Soup: Acronyms You Should Know

Do you ever get confused about all of the acronyms MBPC (aka the Montana Budget & Policy Center) uses? To help clear things up, we put our 50 most common acronyms in one place.

ABAWD            Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependents
ACA                   Affordable Care Act
ACS                    American Community Survey
ANB                   Average Number Belonging
ARM                  Administrative Rules of Montana
BBA                    Balance Budget Amendment
BIA                     Bureau of Indian Affairs
BRFSS                Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CBO                   Congressional Budget Office
CFS                    Child and Family Services
CHAP                Community Health Aide Program
COPP                 Commissioner of Public Practices
CTC                    Child Tax Credit
DOC                   Department of Corrections
DOJ                    Department of Justice
DOR                   Department of Revenue
DPHHS              Department of Public Health and Human Services
EBT                     Electronic Benefits Transfer
EITC                   Earned Income Tax Credit
EPP                      Executive Planning Process
FDPIR                Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
FMLA                  Family Medical Leave Act
FTE                      Full-Time Equivalent
FY                        Fiscal Year
HMK                   Healthy Montana Kids
HUD                    Housing and Urban Development
ICWA                  Indian Child Welfare Act
IHS                      Indian Health Service
IRS                      Internal Revenue Service
LFD                     Legislative Fiscal Division
LIEAP                 Low Income Energy Assistance Program
LIHTC                Low Income Housing Tax Credit
LOST                   Local Option Sales Tax
MUS                    Montana University System
OBPP                  Office of Budget and Program Planning
OPA                    Office of Public Assistance
OPI                     Office of Public Instruction
OTO                   One-Time-Only
RFP                     Request for Proposal
RIC                     Revenue Interim Committee
RMTLC              Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council
SALT                   State and Local Tax Deduction
SCOTUS             Supreme Court of the United States
SNAP                  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SSA/SSI/SSDI     Social Security Administration/Social Security Insurance/Social Security Disability Insurance
TABOR               Tax Payers Bill of Rights
TANF                  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TIF                       Tax Increment Financing
UI                         Unemployment Insurance
WIC                     Women Infant and Children

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