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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Program Name: Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Point of Contact: Debrah Merlin or Christopher Neilson

Program Description

Federal Grant Name: Senior Community Service Employment Program ARRA
Programs Supported Through Funding: Senior Community Service Employment
Amount Applied For: Funds were not applied for, but passed from the Federal (Department of Labor) through State (Pennsylvania Department of Aging) through Area Agency (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging) to the MCOA.
Funds Awarded: $201,518.00
Point(s) of Contact for Project(s):

  • Debrah Merlin
  • Christopher Neilson

Why Apply for this Grant?

Funds were not applied for. The MCOA received these funds by way of its relationship as a subcontractor with Philadelphia Corporation for Federally (DOL) funded employment training programs through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Project Objectives

To foster and promote part-time work experience and job training in community service activities for disadvantaged and low income persons who are 55 years of age and older, with the following specific objectives: 1. provide additional income, 2. upgrade job skills for placement in the competitive labor force, and 3. regain a sense of community involvement. Eligibility criteria include age (must be 55 years of age or older), residence (must be domiciled in the City of Philadelphia), income (not exceed the low income standards defined in section 641.500(a) of the SCSEP regulations issued by the DOL), and be unemployed, with difficulty in securing work.

Job Creation

The authorized slot level is 22 with the following goals: job placement of 45.8% (10); retention of 67.1%; average annualized earnings of $6,322.

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