FDP Acronyms Abbreviations

Last Published: 11/13/2013

This page provides a list of the most commonly used acronyms and abbreviations used in the Food Distribution Program.

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AAA Area Agencies on Aging
ACDA American Commodity Distribution Association
AMS Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
CACFP  Child & Adult Care Food Program, FNS/USDA
CAP Commodity Acceptability Progress Reports
CCC Commodity Credit Corporation, FSA/USDA
CI Charitable Institutions
CID Commercial Item Description
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS
CIC Commodity Improvement Council, USDA
CLOC Commodity Letter of Credit
CR Civil Rights
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program, FNS/USDA 
DASNP Deputy Administrator for Special Nutrition Programs (SNP)


DHHS Department of Health & Human Services
ECOS Electronic Commodity Ordering System
EFOs Emergency Feeding Organizations
F Food Distribution, FNS/USDA
FDA Food and Drug Administration, DHHS
FDPIR  Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, FNS/USDA 
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FNCS Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
FNIC Food and Nutrition Information Center
FNS Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
FNSRO Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Regional Office
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FSA Farm Service Agency, USDA
FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA
FSMC Food Service Management Companies
FY Fiscal Year
HACCP Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point 
HHP Household Programs, FNS/USDA
ITOs Indian Tribal Organizations
KCCO Kansas City Commodity Office, FSA/USDA
NAFDPIR National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations
NFSMI National Food Service Management Institute
NSIP Nutrition Services Incentive Program, FNS/USDA (formerly NPE)
NSLP National School Lunch Program, FNS/USDA
NPA National Processing Agreements 
NPE Nutrition Program for the Elderly, FNS/USDA (now NSIP)
OANE Office of Analysis, Nutrition and Evaluation, FNS/USDA
OIG Office of the Inspector General, USDA
OGC Office of General Counsel, USDA
OMB Office of Management and Budget
P.L. Public Law
PCIMS Processed Commodity Inventory Management System
S&I Schools & Institutions
SBP School Breakfast Program, FNS/USDA
SC Summer Camps
SDA State distributing agency
SEA State education agency
SFA School Food Authority
SFSP Summer Food Service Program, FNS/USDA
SNA School Nutrition Association (SNA)
SOC State Option Contracts [Program], AMS/FNS/USDA
SDA State distributing agency
SEA State education agency
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, FNS/USDA
SNP Special Nutrition Programs


SY School Year
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
TEFAP  The Emergency Food Assistance Program,  FNS/USDA 
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
WBSCM Web-Based Supply Chain Management System
WIC Women, Infants and Children, FNS/USDA

FNS National OfficeFood and Nutrition Service - USDA
Food Distribution Division
3101 Park Center Drive - Room 504
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel: 703-305-2662
Fax: 703-305-2420
Email: fdd-psb@fns.usda.gov