The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) serves people over 55 years of age with a priority for veterans and those over 60.
Participants must earn less than 25 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Participants are offered a physical exam at no cost.
Participants can engage in paid, hard-skill training, if needed.
Participants are placed in a nonprofit or government agency to complete a community service assignment. The “host agency” provides an opportunity for the participant to learn and practice new work skills. Learning goals are set and focus on skills that will transfer to the competitive labor market.
Participants are paid minimum wage for training and community service assignment hours. Participants can participate in training for 20 hours per week. The goal of SCSEP is to move 47 percent of the participants in to unsubsidized community-based employment each year.