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This list is to help decipher some of the common acronyms you might find in reports and meeting minutes, or need to search for on this web site.

Examples of some common Government acronyms:
"CPI" - Consumer Price Index, or "OFA" for the Office for the Aging.

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ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ADA - Assistant District Attorney
ADP - Auburn Downtown Partnership
AFPB - Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board
AFT - American Farmland Trust
ATI - Alternatives to Incarceration

BAR - Board of Assessment & Review
BOCES - Board of Cooperative Educational Services
BOE - Board of Elections
BOH - Board of Health

CC - Cayuga County
CCIDA - Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency
CCPB - Cayuga County Planning Board
CCPED - Cayuga County Planning & Economic Development Department
CCC - Cayuga Community College
CCCVB - Cayuga County Convention & Visitors Bureau
CCE - Cornell Cooperative Extension
CCLDC - Cayuga County Local Development Corporation
CCNH - Cayuga County Nursing Home
CCOFA - Cayuga County Office for the Aging
CCSWCD - Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District
CDBG - Community Development Block Grant
CDC - Centers for Disease Control (national)
CENTRO - Central New York Regional Transportation Authority
CHA - Community Health Assessment
CHIPS - Consolidated Highway Improvement Program
CHHA - Certified Home Health Agency
CLSB - Cayuga Lake Scenic Byway
CNH - County Nursing Home
CNY - Central New York
CNYP - Central New York Purchasing System
CNYRPDB - Central NY Regional Planning & Development Board
CPI - Consumer Price Index
CSC - Civil Service Commission
CSCN - Children with Special Care Needs
CVB - Convention and Visitors Bureau

DA - District Attorney
D.A.R.E. - Drug Awareness and Resistance Education
DABID - Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District
DEC - Department of Environmental Conservation (New York State)
DEIS - Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DMV - Department of Motor Vehicles
DOH - Department of Health
DOS - Department of State
DOT - Department of Transportation (New York State)
DSS - Department of Social Services
DV - Domestic Violence
DWI - Driving While Intoxicated

E911 - Emergency 911 Center (see PSAP)
EAF - Environmental Assessment Form
EAP - Employee Assistance Program
ED - Economic Development
EI - Early Intervention
EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
EISEP - Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program
EMC - Environmental Management Council
EMS - Emergency Management System
EMO - Emergency Management Office
ESA - Environmental Site Assessment
ESD - Empire State Development
EOC - Emergency Operations Center
EZ - Empire Zone

FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FLA - Finger Lakes Association
FLLS - Finger Lakes Library System
FLLT - Finger Lakes Land Trust
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act (Federal)
FOIL - Freedom of Information Law (New York)
FTE - Full Time Equivalent

GASB - Government Accounting Standards Board
GIS - Geographic Information System
GPS - Global Positioning System

HEAP - Home Energy Assistance Program
HHS - Health and Human Services
HHW - Household Hazardous Waste (the annual clean up events)
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HR - Human Resources
HRC - Human Rights Commission
HSC - Human Services Coalition
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IAGT - Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology
ICLEI - International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives
IDA - Industrial Development Agency
IT - Information Technology Department

LDC - Local Development Corporation
LEPC - Local Emergency Planning Committee
LTC - Long Term Care
LTCAO - Long Term Care Access Office

MNWR - Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
MOMS - Medicaid Obstetrical Maternal Services

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NegDec - Negative Declaration (of environmental impact)
NPS - National Park Service
NYSAC - New York State Association of Counties
NYSDEC - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDOH - New York State Department of Health
NYSDOT - New York State Department of Transportation
NYSEMO - New York State Emergency Management Office
NYSOPRHP - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

OFT - Office for Technology (New York State)
ORPS - Office of Real Property Services (New York State)
OTB - Off Track Betting
OWLA - Owasco Lake Watershed Association

PAR - Project Approval Request
PCI - Personal Consumption Index
PDR - Purchase of Development Rights (state farmland protection program)
PERS - Personal Emergency Response System
PILOT - Payment in Lieu of Taxes
PINS - Persons in Need of Supervision
PIO - Public Information Officer
PosDec - Positive Declaration (of environmental impact)
PRI - Patient Review Instrument
PSAP - Public Safety Answering Point

QOL - Quality of Life

RACNE - NASA Regional Applications Center for the North East
RFP - Request for Proposals
RFQ - Request for Qualifications
RFQ - Request for Quotes
RICS - Reduced Incarceration Community Service
RPS - Real Property Services

SEQR - State Environmental Quality Review
SHPO - State Historic Preservation Office
SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
STAR - School Tax Relief
STOA - State Transit Operating Assistance
STOP DWI - Special Traffic Options Programs for Driving While Intoxicated
STP - Strategic Tourism Planning
SWCD - Soil and Water Conservation District
SWN - Statewide Wireless Network
SYEP - Summer Youth Employment Program

TEG - Team for Economic Growth - Group involved in economic development efforts
TSA - Transportation Security Administration (federal)
TSB - Traffic Safety Board

UCC - Uniform Commercial Code
USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

VEBA - Voluntary Employee Benefit Account

WDB - Workforce Development Board
WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
WQMA - Water Quality Management Agency
WRAP - Weatherization Referral and Assistance Program

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