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.
South Carolina’s CSBG Network employment initiatives helped
individuals acquire a job,increase employment income, or achieve a “living wage” with benefits.
Low-income vulnerable individuals received services and secured or maintained and independent living situation as a result.
2017 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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