U.S. Department of Labor Awards $8.7 Million Grant to Serve Low-Income Seniors
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded an $8.7 million Senior Community Service Employment grant to the National Urban League to carry out activities in states through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
America’s workforce includes over 25 million men and women age 55 and older. SCSEP grants help subsidize part-time employment and training in community service positions so that these older workers can move to unsubsidized, private sector jobs. SCSEP is the only federal workforce program targeted to low-income older workers.
The National Urban League is one of six new grantees selected this year to provide SCSEP services. The competitive process among 18 entities concluded this summer. Awardees were selected based on the merit of each application and will serve seniors 55 and older in different locales across the country.
The SCSEP program is administered by the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.