Coordination and Integration of Welfare and Workforce Development Systems. List of Abbreviations/Acronyms

03/20/2000

 

ABE

Adult Basic Education

AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children.  Replaced by the TANF program.

DOL

U.S. Department of Labor

EITC

Earned Income Tax Credit

ES

Employment Service, also referred to as Job Service or JS

GAO

U.S. General Accounting Office

GED

General Equivalency Diploma, "high school equivalent"

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

JOBS

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program.  The work program for AFDC.

JTPA

Job Training Partnership Act.  The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 replaced the Job Training Partnership Act.

LMI

Labor Market Information

PIC

Private Industry Council

PRWORA

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.  This Act replaced the AFDC program with the TANF program.

SDA

Service Delivery Area

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  Replaced the old AFDC program.

UI

Unemployment Insurance

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation

WIA

Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  This Act (WIA) replaced the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

WIN

Work Incentive Program

WtW

Welfare-to-Work Grants Program