Definitions & Acronyms

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Uncommon terminology and abbreviations used within the City*

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A


AFSCME – American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employers

 

B


BCA – Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
BFE – Base Flood Elevation

BMPs – Best Management Practices

 

C

CDBG – Community Development Block Grant
CFMHP – Crime Free Multi Housing Program
COLA – Cost of Living Adjustment
CRS – Community Rating System

CSO - Community Service Officer

 

D


DARE – Drug Abuse Resistance Education
DEED – Department of Employment and Economic Development
DNR – Department of Natural Resources

DRE – Drug Recognition Expert

 

E

EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

F


FIRM – Flood Insurance Rate Map
FLSA – Federal Fair Labor Standards Act
FMLA – Family and Medical Leave Act
FTA – Federal Transit Administration
FTE – Full Time Equivalent

FTO – Field Training Officer

 

G

GFMEDC – Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation
GIS – Geographic Information System
GTC – Ground Transportation Center

 

H


HAZMAT – Hazardous materials

 

I

IAFF – International Association of Fire Fighters

ICAC – Internet Crimes Against Children

 

L


LELS – Law Enforcement Labor Services
LOMA – Letter of Map Amendment

LOMR – Letter of Map Revision

 

M

MAT - Metro Area Transit
MBA – Moorhead Business Association
MCAM - Moorhead Community Access Media (Formerly MCAT - Moorhead Community Access Television)
MCCARA – Moorhead Clay County Area Redevelopment Association
MDC – Mobile Dispatch Computer
MnDOT – Minnesota Department of Transportation
MPCA – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
MPHA – Moorhead Public Housing Agency
MPS – Moorhead Public Service
MSA – Metropolitan Statistical Area

MVR – Mobile Video Recorder

 

N


NFIP – National Flood Insurance Program

NIP – Neighborhood Impact Program

 

P


PEO – Parking Enforcement Officer

 

R


RFI – Request for Information
RFP – Request for Proposal
RFQ – Request for Quotation

RRCAC – Red River Child Advocacy Center

 

S

SBDC – Small Business Development Center
SFHA – Special Flood Hazard Area
SRO – School Resource Officer
SWAT – Special Weapons And Tactics
SWPPP – Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

SYP – Summer Youth Program

 

T


TDP- Transit Development Plan
TIF – Tax Increment Financing
TIP- Transportation Improvement Plan

 

Y

YSO- Youth Service Officer