What is the Office of Economic Opportunity?
Created by the Community Economic Opportunity Act of 1983, the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) is the state's administering agency for the Community Services, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, Weatherization Assistance and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. OEO works in partnership with community action agencies and other non-profit agencies to administer and distribute funds for local initiatives designed to appreciably impact the causes of poverty.
In FY 2013-2014, SC CSBG agencies provided services to
176,121 low-income individuals
in 77,576 families.
For every $1 of CSBG funds received, agencies leveraged
from state, local and private sources (including the value of volunteers hours) in FY 2013-2014.
In FY 2013-2014, SC CSBG agencies addressed
235,544 conditions of poverty
that create barriers to economic security.
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The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is intended to help individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This includes providing funds for emergency shelters.
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