Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant

What is the aim of the Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant?

To foster individual economic self sufficiency; provide training in meaningful part-time opportunities in community service activities for unemployed low-income persons who are age 55 years of age or older, particularly persons who have poor employment prospects; and to increase the number of older persons who may enjoy the benefits of unsubsidized employment in both the public and private sectors.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant?

The following types of organizations are eligible to receive grants: (1) states and U.S. territories; (2) national public and private non-profit institutions/organizations, other than political parties but including faith-based and community organizations; and (3) tribal organizations.

How to Apply for the Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant?

National nonprofit organizations are required under Section 502(d) of the Older Americans Act to submit an application to the state agency, in addition to the Department of Labor. The Division of Adult Services in the Employment and Training Administration will provide information concerning proper application, format, and content and furnish standard application forms. Governors may comment on SCSEP grant proposals prior to award and may make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor to improve the distribution of SCSEP services.

How much is the Range and Average of Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant?

For Recovery Act Funding grants ranged from $90,000 to $23.7M.
For Program Year 2010, grants ranged from $450,000 to $118.7M.

Where to Apply for the Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant?

Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Region 1, Keeva Davis, Telephone: (617) 788-0141;
Region 2, Chantal Watler, Telephone: (215) 861-5224;
Region 3, Charlotte Norton, Telephone: (404) 302-5340;
Region 4, Brie Burleson, Telephone: (972) 850-4652;
Region 5, Corey Bulluck, Telephone: (312) 596-5532;
Region 6, John Jacobs, Telephone: (415) 625-7940.

For more information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program Grant , contact:

Headquarters Office
Judith Gilbert 200 Constitution Avenue NW
Room S-4209, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: 202-693-3938
Fax: 202-693-3817
Email: gilbert.judith@dol.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.doleta.gov/seniors/

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