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DAEOC office locations changing

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The DAEOC weatherization program for three counties is now centered at 820 Anderson St. in Sikeston. In order to make better use of limited funding, Joel Evans, the chief operations officer for DAEOC, announced a relocation of services and cuts in personnel.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
PORTAGEVILLE - The tightening of the budget at the federal level is creating a tighter budget for local programs.

"Due to drastic cutbacks in the Federal Community Service Block Grant program which drives many of the services provided, DAEOC will no longer be able to operate a full-time physical outreach office in every county of our service area," said Joel Evans, chief operation officer with the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. Evans estimated CSBG funds were by cut 50 percent to DAEOC, a non-profit organization serving Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard counties.

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