Office of Economic Opportunity

The Office of Economic Opportunity helps low-income individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. We work to improve the social and economic well being of individuals, families and communities across North Carolina.

Our agencies help individuals find jobs, locate housing, obtain shelter, have food, obtain access to health care and take care of children. We help low-income individuals and families become self-sufficient through the provision of financial resources to Community Action Agencies, and Limited Purposes Agencies, for programs that will substantially reduce the number of citizens in our state who are living in poverty.

The Office of Economic Opportunity, formerly known as the State Economic Opportunity Office, was established in 1966 to provide training and technical assistance to Community Action Agencies. In 1981 the Office was assigned the responsibility of administering the federal Community Services Block Grant Program.

The Emergency Shelter Grants Program is now administered by DHHS' Division of Aging and Adult Services. The Weatherization Program is now located in the Energy Office of the N.C. Department of Commerce

Community Service Block Grant


Director: For inquiries, please contact the OEO main number 919-527-6250
Fax number: 919-715-0168

Mailing address: 2420 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2420
Location: 820 S. Boylan Ave.
Dorothea Dix Campus, McBryde Building
Raleigh, NC 27603

Community Action Agencies