Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Leahy promises a fight over cuts to heating aid, other programs

The leader of the state’s largest community action agency described the Trump budget as being “like one amputation after another.”

Former Burlington College dorm eyed for transitional housing

Under the proposal, the property would be run as a sober-living home for at least 13 homeless people with high needs.

Mobile home park residents take ownership of their fate

The cooperative model can save money and provide important protections for homeowners, according to advocates.

Amy E. Tarrant Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to Northwest Family Foods

News Release — CVOEO December 23 2016 Contact: Robert Ostermeyer, [email protected]; 802-527-7392 St. Albans, VT – In 2016, what might appear to be a small food shelf in the northwest corner of Vermont served 5,715 people, during 8,844 visits. This includes single mothers, elderly, veterans, underemployed and unemployed, disabled, refugees and Native Americans. Food shelf […]

Merchants Bank grant helps vulnerable Vermonters build financial skills and credit

Merchants Bank is making a $5,000 grant to the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s Growing Money Program that will help Growing Money staff to continue to deliver financial classes and personal financial coaching in Vermont’s four Northwest counties.

Tierra Farm teams with Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op to help local charities

Tierra Farm will be teaming with The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op to help out HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) and CVOEO (Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity) in a week long sales event starting June 23rd.

CVOEO receives $100,000 grant from Argosy Foundation

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) has received a grant in the amount of $100,000 for its Weatherization Program (Champlain Valley Weatherization).

Northfield Savings Bank donates over $560K to Vermont community organizations

In 2013, NSB donated $560,000 to over 175 non-profits to end hunger, teach literacy, protect the environment, promote the arts, and more.

CVOEO launches the “Rent Right” program

The staff of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s Vermont Tenants, Financial Futures and Housing Assistance programs have teamed up to create and implement the RentRight Program.

Leahy: More than $4.2M in grants awarded to tackle domestic violence in Vermont

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday announced that Vermont organizations have received more than $4.2 million in federal grants to support programs that are vital in preventing and prosecuting crimes related to domestic violence.

On video: Vermonters speak out on Challenges for Change

This post includes 14 clips, two minutes each, of testimony from the Newport mayor, advocates, disabled Vermonters and regional planning commission officials.

Sanders: Weatherization is a winner

BURLINGTON, Vt., March 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told a press conference today that significant investments in weatherization will reduce reliance on foreign oil, boost the U.S. economy, help seniors and lower-income Americans, create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Vermont has received $16.8 million for weatherization programs as a result of last year’s […]