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Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

We partner with community organizations, government agencies and others to:

  • Increase the self-sufficiency of Vermonters,
  • Strengthen Vermont communities, and
  • Eliminate the causes and symptoms of poverty.

How we work:

  • We administer federal and state funds that support organizations.
  • We provide training and technical assistance.
  • We focus on funding that leads to strong results for Vermonter communities.
  • We promote approaches informed by evidence and research to improve policy and practice.

Our Guiding Principles for Partnership:

  • Open communication
  • Mutual respect
  • Joint problem-solving
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Ethical conduct