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Deadline: April 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor: Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides funding based on a formula for State grantees and funding based on a competition for grants to national organizations. The purpose of this program is to foster and promote useful part-time work experiences in community service activities for unemployed low income individuals 55 years and older, as well as provide employment opportunities to these eligible individuals in the communities in which they live. The Department will fund national organizations to serve individuals age 55 years and older who are unemployed, have incomes of no more than 125 percent of the Federal poverty level, and who are not job-ready, in order to foster economic self-sufficiency and to increase the numbers of individuals who enjoy the benefits of unsubsidized employment. Participants in these programs will be provided with a comprehensive assessment, career planning, job training, and supportive services. The dual goals of the program are to promote useful opportunities in community service job training and to move SCSEP participants into unsubsidized employment.

Amount: $338,520,000 for 10-22 grants ranging from $2,000,000 to $50,000,000 each.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; Federal public agencies; and Tribal organizations. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to administer a multi-State program.

Link: https://www.doleta.gov/seniors/

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