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Abbreviations and Acronyms for PCAs and Agencies

Program Component Area 

EHS Environment, Health, and Safety (from 2006 to present)
EDUSD Education and Societal Dimensions (from 2006 to 2012)
FCGC Future Computing Grand Challenge (from 2016 to 2020)
FNDRSCH Foundational Research (from 2013 to present)
FNPP Fundamental Nanoscale Phenomena and Processes (from 2006 to 2012)
IRMS Instrumentation Research, Metrology, and Standards (from 2006 to 2012)
NAPPDEVSYS   Nanotechnology-Enabled Applications, Devices, and Systems (from 2013 to present)
NMFG Nanomanufacturing (from 2006 to 2012)
NMATL Nanomaterials (from 2006 to 2012)
NDEVSYS Nanoscale Devices and Systems (from 2006 to 2012)
NSI-NELEC NSI on Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (from 2013 to 2020)
NSI-NKI NSI on Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (from 2013 to 2019)
NSI-SOLAR NSI on Solar Energy Collection and Conversion (from 2013 to 2015)
NSI-MFG NSI on Sustainable Nanomanufacturing (from 2013 to present)
NSI-SENSORS NSI on Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology (from 2013 to present)
NSI-TOTAL Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives (NSIs total, from 2013 to present)
NSI-WATER NSI on Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology (from 2016 to present)
MRFIA Major Research Facilities and Instrument Acquisition (from 2006 to 2012)
RSCHINF Research Infrastructure and Instrumentation (from 2013 to present)



CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
HHS/FDA Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration
HHS/NIH Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
HHS/NIOSH  Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOC Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOJ Department of Justice
DOT Department of Transportation
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration
NSF National Science Foundation
USDA/FS US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
USDA/NIFA  US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (*formerly CSREES)
DOI/USGS Department of Interior, US Geological Survey 
USDA/ARS US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
DOT/FHWA Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
HHS/NCEH Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Environmental Health
DOI/USBR Department of Interior, US Bureau of Reclamation
DOI/BSEE Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement