AcronymDescription
A & D FPL Aged & Disabled Federal Proverty Level Program 
A/B Applicant/Beneficiary 
AA Alcoholics Anonymous 
AA (I, II, III) Administrative Assistant 
AAA Area Agency on Aging 
AAM All About Me 
AAP Adoption Assistance Program 
AARP American Association of Retired Persons 
AB Assembly Bill 
AB12 Assembly Bill 12 – Extended Foster Care 
ABAWD Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents 
ABCD Asset Based Community Development 
ABCDM Aged, Blind, Children’s, Disabled, Medical (Program) 
ABD Aged, Blind and Disabled (Program) 
ABE Adult Basic Education 
AC Account Clerk 
ACA Affordable Care Act 
ACCT CLK Account Clerk 
ACCT TECH Accounting Technician 
ACE Aid to Children in Emergency 
ACF Administration for Children & Families 
ACH Automated Clearing House 
ACIN All County Information Notice 
ACL All County Letter 
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union 
ACS ACS State & Local Solutions (EBT Vendor) 
ACWDL All County Welfare Directors Letters 
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act 
ADM Agency Development Administrator 
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
AEC Alien Eligibility Code 
AEOC Alternative Education Operations Committee 
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children (now TANF) 
AFDC-FC Foster Care 
AIS Application Infra-Structure (CalWIN) 
ALJ Administrative Law Judge 
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs 
AP Absent Parent 
APP Aid Paid Pending 
APPR Average Private Pay Rate 
APS Adult Protective Services 
APTC Advanced Premium Tax Credit 
AR Authorized Representative 
ART Administrative Review Team (formerly BRU) 
ASH Atascadero State Hospital 
ASM Administrative Services Manager 
ASO (I, II, III) Administrative Services Officer 
ASPC Adult Services Policy Council 
ATCC Adult Treatment Court Collaborative (Program) 
AU Assistance Unit 
AU-RSVP Assistance Unit-Regulation Simplification & Validation Project 
AVERT Avert Violence Emphatic Response Training 
AYC About Your Child 
BA Benefit Advocate 
BCCTP Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program 
BEER Beneficiary Earnings Exchange Record 
BENDEX Beneficiary Data Exchange 
BENDS Business Environment Design Strategy (CalWIN) 
BHS Behavioral Health Services 
BI Benefit Issuance 
BIA Buerau of Indian Affairs 
BIC Benefits Identification Card 
BOM Beginning of Month (CalWIN process) 
BOS Board of Supervisors 
BRE Business Rules Engine 
BSP Behavior Support Plan 
CA Corrective Action 
CAAP California Alternative Assistance Program 
CAC California Administrative Code 
CACI Child Abuse Central Index 
CAIT Child Abuse Interview Team 
CalHEERS California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System  
CALM Crisis Assistance & Lifeskill Management 
CalSAHF California Safe and Healthy Families 
CalWIN CalWORKs Information Network 
CalWORKs California Work Opportunity/Responsibility to Kids 
CAM Children Affected by Methamphetamine 
CAO County Administrative Office(r) 
CAPI Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants 
CAPIT Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment 
CAPSLO Community Action Partnership of SLO County 
CARE Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act 
CARE/HIPP Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 Health Insurance Premium Payment Program 
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates 
CBO Community Based Organization 
CBT Community Based Team (SAFE) 
CCAT Central Coast Area Transit 
CCDBG Child Care & Development Block Grant 
CCFC California Children & Families Commission 
CCL Community Care Licensing 
CCP Covered California Plan 
CCR California Code of Regulations 
CCRC Child Care Resource Connection 
CCS California Children’s Services 
CCSAS California Child Support Automated Systems Project 
CCSD California Child Support Division 
CCWRO California Coalition of Welfare Rights Organizations 
CDA California Department of Aging 
CDA CalWIN Desktop Application 
CDB Central DataBase 
CDBG Community Development Block Grant 
CDC Centers for Disease Control 
CDC Child Development Center 
CDCR California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 
CDDS California Department of Development Services 
CDHS California State Department of Health Survices 
CDS Case Data System 
CDSS California Department of Social Services 
CE Continued Eligibility 
CE Categorically Eligible (CalFresh) 
CEA CalWIN eLearning Application 
CEC Continuous Eligibility for Children 
CEC Council for Exceptional Children 
CETA California Education and Training Act 
CF CalFresh (formerly Food Stamp Program) 
CFAP California Food Assistance Program 
CFC Crisis Stabilization Foster Care 
CFET CalFresh Employment & Training Program 
CFO CalFresh Only (case) 
CFP Coordinated Family Plan (Linkages) 
CFQUADS CalFresh Questions & Answers 
CFR Code of Federal Regulations 
CGS Caregiver Specialist 
CHAT Child Abuse Treatment Program 
CHC (CC) Community Health Centers (of the Central Coast) 
CHDP Child Health & Disability Prevention (Program) 
CHIP Children’s Health Insurance Program 
CHISLO Children’s Health Initiative of San Luis Obispo, Inc, 
CIN Client Index Number 
CIS County Information Server 
C-IV Consortium IV (SAWS) 
CJIS California Justice Information System 
CLETS California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System 
CM Case Manager 
CM Creative Mediation 
CM Change Management 
CMC California Men’s Colony 
CME Calendar Month End 
CMER Calendar Month End Report 
CMIPS Case Management, Information & Payrolling System 
CMRMIP California Major Risk Medical Insurance Board 
CMS Case Management System 
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
CMS Creative Mediation Services 
COBRA Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act 
COE County Office of Education 
COH Cash on Hand 
COLA Cost of Living Adjustment 
CP Custodial Parent (DCSS) 
CPS Child Protective Services 
CPC Community Partnership Committee (CSN) 
CPYP California Permanency for Youth Project 
CRC Children’s Research Center 
CRLA California Rural Legal Assistance 
CSA Community Service Aide 
CSA County Self Assessment 
CSC CalWIN Standard Correspondence (form, notice or letter) 
CSC Customer Service Center (ACA) 
CSEC Criminal Sexual Exploitation of Children 
CSF CalWIN Standard Form 
CSN Children’s Services Network 
CSN CalWIN Standard Notice 
CSOB Children’s Services Operations Bureau 
CSR Customer Service Request 
CSR Cost Sharing Reduction (ACA subsidies) 
CSRA Community Spouse Resource Allowance 
CSV Cash Surrender Value 
CT Caretracker 
CUTDA Commonly Used Terms, Definitions & Acronyms 
CVB Craig vs Bonta 
CW CalWORKs 
CWD County Welfare Department 
CWDA County Welfare Directors Association 
CWIN CalWIN Identification Number 
CWJC CalWIN Joint Committee 
CWS Child Welfare Services 
CWS/CMS Child Welfare Services/Case Management System 
CYA California Youth Authority 
CYC California Youth Connection 
D & A SPEC ( I, II, III, IV) Drug & Alcohol Specialist 
D & AS or D & A Drug & Alcohol Services