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Office of Economic Opportunity

noun
1.
a former name of the Community Services Administration.
Abbreviation: OEO.
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Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

A federal agency, founded in the 1960s as part of the War on Poverty conducted by President Lyndon Johnson. The OEO distributed federal money to a variety of local programs designed to promote educational opportunities and job training among the poor and to provide legal services for the poor. The OEO was abolished in the middle 1970s, and its programs have been curtailed or scattered among other federal agencies, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services.

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