In 1964, KCEOC was established as one of the first Community Action Agencies in the country formed in the Economic Opportunity Act under President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Since then, KCEOC has carried out its mission of recognizing human potential, improving communities, and creating opportunities for change. KCEOC Community Action Partnership recognizes that a “hand up” is more effective than a “hand out”. We are dedicated to providing the means and assistance necessary to break the chain of poverty binding the residents of southeastern Kentucky for generations.
"KCEOC Community Action Partnership is dedicated to recognizing human potential, improving communities, and creating opportunities for change."
THE COMMUNITY ACTION PROMISE
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership’s core funding is provided by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). CSBG originated from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which was enacted to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the War on Poverty. The development of Community Action Agencies, such as KCEOC, were a result of the Act. KCEOC is holding a public review of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) proposal. The proposal is prepared annually by KCEOC and is submitted to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Community Action Kentucky. It describes KCEOC’s plan for use of the funds in the Knox County community, which includes agency capacity building, civic engagement and community involvement, employment, education & cognitive development, income/infrastructure/asset building, health & social/behavioral development, housing, linkages, and services supporting multiple domains. It also includes results of the local community needs assessment.
This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. KCEOC will not discriminate against anyone applying for or receiving assistance or services based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity or any other protected class identified in federal, state or local laws.
***KCEOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Housing Provider***