On February 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at the urging of President Barack Obama. The Act was signed into law four days later. A direct result of the economic crisis, the Recovery Act has three immediate goals:


  • Create new jobs and save existing ones

  • Spur economic activity and invest in long-term growth; and

  • Foster unprecedented levels of accountability and transparency in government spending


The EOC of Nassau County, Inc. has worked prudently to align its programmatic initiatives with the intent of President Obama’s ARRA legislation and in support of the six Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) National Performance Indicators. “The ARRA Influence…A Powerful Investment”, which is available for download, highlights the impact this funding has made in the lives of Nassau County residents through job creation and retention, economic activity and expanded and new programming initiatives implemented by the EOC of Nassau County, Inc.

The Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc., a community action agency, through collaboration and partnership, empowers income-eligible families to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to improve the quality of their lives.

In pursuit of this mission, the EOC will:

•  Advocate on clients behalf to provide more opportunities and fewer barriers.

•  Provide educational and economic resources to increase client self-sufficiency.

•  Help reduce the causes and effects of poverty.

•  Foster citizen participation to initiate programs and improve existing services based      

    upon local community needs