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Alphabet Soup

Our wide variety of programs and affiliations has led to a large number of acronyms that can be confusing to all involved. The following acronym list is provided to help sort our alphabet soup.

Acronym Meaning
AAA Area Agency on Aging
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
APS Adult Protective Services
BASSC Bay Area Social Services Consortium
CalWORKs California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids
CAP Community Action Partnership
CAPC Child Abuse Coordinating Council
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CSBG Community Service Block Grant
CPS Child Protective Services
CWES CalWORKs Employment Services
DSS Department of Social Services
EBT Electronics Benefit Transfer
ERP Environmental Resource Policy
GA General Assistance
HICAP Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
I&A Information and Assistance
IGA Intergovernmental Affairs in Monterey County government.
IHSS In Home Supportive Services
MAC Mobile Advisory Committee
MC-CHOICE Monterey County Children’s Health Outreach for Insurance Care and Enrollment
MDT Multidisciplinary Team (Adult Protective Services)
MSS Merit Systems Services
MVAO Military & Veterans Affairs Office
OAA Older Americans Act
OCA Older Californians Act
OET Office for Employment Training
RFP Request for Proposal
SSI Supplemental Security Income
TAMC Transportation Agency for Monterey County.
Title XIX Medicaid funding, or Medi-Cal as it is called in California.
Title XX Section of the Social Security Act that funds a variety of social service programs.
VA Veterans Administration