|Senior Community Service Employment Program|
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a federally funded activity which offers part-time Training for economically disadvantaged adults.
Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 as amended by the Comprehensive Older Americans Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-478).Â Amended by Public Law 102-375.
Ss 9983 GC as amended byÂ P.L. 15-142 and Public Law 16-109.
1. Must be 55 years or older.
2. Must meet low-income guidelines.
Required Documents to Determine Eligibility
SCSEP is an acronym for Senior Community Service Employment Program.Â The SCSEP grew out of the older workers component of Operation Mainstream, a pilot project established in 1965 under Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act.Â Operation Mainstream provided job opportunities for chronically unemployed, poor adults.Â In 1973, the older worker component of Operation Mainstream was converted from a Pilot project to an ongoing program, (SCSEP) under the Older Americans Comprehensive Service Amendments.Â The 1978 Comprehensive Older American Act Amendments re designated the SCSEP as Title V of the Older Americans Act.
The focus of the SCSEP is to foster and promote useful part-time opportunities in community service activities for persons with low incomes who are fifty-five years old or older, who have poor employment prospects and have the greatest economic needed.Â Community service means social, health, welfare, and educational services (particularly literacy tutoring), legal and other counseling services and assistance, including tax counseling and assistance and financial counseling, and library, recreational, and other similar services; conservation, maintenance, or restoration of natural resources; community betterment or beautification; antipollution and environmental quality efforts; weatherization activities; economic development; and such other services essential and necessary to the community as the Secretary, by regulation, may prescribe.
DOWP is the abbreviation for the Division of Older Worker Programs located in Washington, D.C. DOWP is a Division of the Office of National Programs (ONP).Â ONP is an office of the Office of Job Training Programs, which reports to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
The mission of DOWP is to design, develop and administer Senior Community Service Employment Programs (SCSEP) operated by eligible state units on aging and ten national public and private agencies or organizations, known as grantees.Â DOWP relates to grantees through the following functions.