Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

Founded in 1965, the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) aims to provide individuals with basic needs in times of crisis and to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and assets needed to thrive into the future.  Headquartered in Burlington, the nonprofit serves over 25,000 people a year in northwest Vermont.  In 2014, its micro-business development program catalyzed 76 business start-ups and expansions, creating 87 new jobs, and its free income tax program served 1,246 households, returning $1.8 million to the state economy.  CVOEO also offers an Individual Account Development (IDA) program, which matches every $1 saved to purchase a first home, finance post-secondary education, or start or expand a business with another $2 over a two year period.

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