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Economic Opportunity Act

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 09:32
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U.S. Congress
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Washington, DC
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Thursday, August 20, 1964

This statute established a number of programs to improve the self-sufficiency of the poor, including Job Corps and other work training programs, community action programs to fight poverty at a local level, adult basic education programs, and Vista, a youth community service program. It also created loan programs for farms and small businesses, and pilot work-experience programs.

Public Law No. 88-452 (1964).

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