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 Block Grant, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Weatherization Assistance Program and Emergency Solutions Grant. 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.
SC Community Action Agencies provided services to
181,776 low-income individuals
in 82,476 families.
Low-income participants in CSBG Network employment initiatives obtained supports which
reduced or eliminated barriers to initial or continuous employment, acquired a job, obtained
an increase in employment income, or achieved “living wage” employment and benefits.
Low-income households achieved an increase in financial assets or financial skills as a result of CSBG Network assistance.
Low-income vulnerable individuals received services from the CSBG Network and secured or maintained an independent living situation as a result.
Low-income participants obtained supports which reduced or eliminated barriers to family stability through assistance from the CSBG Network.
Low-income individuals and families received emergency assistance from the CSBG Network.
2016 State CSBG/LIHEAP Quick Facts:
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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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