The Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) is providing information on the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA).

SCSEP is a participant-centered training program for individuals 55 years of age or older who have income equal to or less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.  The purpose of this program is to provide skill training opportunities in not-for-profit organizations to prepare participants for full-time or part-time unsubsidized employment in either public or private organizations.  SCSEP has two program goals:  to provide community service and to assist participants in obtaining employment.   Participants can remain in SCSEP for up to 48 months. 

Authorized under Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) as amended, SCSEP operates in all 50 U.S. states and nearly every U.S. territory by 50 state governments and 13 national sponsors.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through PDA, is awarded a SCSEP grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) to operate the SCSEP program in Pennsylvania as a state grantee.  PDA awards SCSEP grants to Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and other non-profit organizations to operate local SCSEP programs.  Currently there are seven (7) AAAs and the AARP Foundation operating in Pennsylvania.  These organizations are: AAA of Westmoreland County, Lycoming/Clinton Bi-County Office of Aging, Greater Erie Community Action Committee, Southwestern PA AAA Inc., Lancaster County Office of Aging, Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Bureau for Aging, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, and the AARP Foundation. There are also seven (7) national SCSEP sponsors that receive funds directly from DOL and operate throughout the Commonwealth.  These national sponsors are Associates for Training and Development (A4TD), the AARP Foundation, the National Asian Pacific Center for Aging, the National Council on Aging, the National Association for Hispanic Elderly/Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores,  the National Urban League,  and The WorkPlace.  To find your local SCSEP program representative please contact your area’s AAA.

The PDA Program Manager for the SCSEP is Mr. David Miles. If you have questions regarding this email, please contact Mr. Miles at [log in to unmask] or 717-783-0178.

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