WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today announced $225 million in additional funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in fiscal year 2010. This funding was provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 to allow SCSEP grantees to immediately address unmet needs for employment and job training among low-income, older American workers.
"This additional funding greatly expands SCSEP's ability to serve older workers who face challenges in re-entering the workforce and attaining economic stability," said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to expanding employment opportunities to even more low-income seniors and to enhancing their own career opportunities as they dedicate millions of hours to nonprofit and civic organizations."
This additional funding is a much needed opportunity for high-performing grantees to serve unemployed, low- income seniors. Successful applicants were chosen based on demonstrated need among the older worker populations they serve; the capacity to immediately and effectively expend the additional funds; and past performance in serving older workers.
SCSEP is a community service and work-based training program for older workers. It provides part-time, community service-based job training for unemployed, low-income individuals age 55 or older. Through this program, older workers have access to SCSEP services as well as other employment assistance available through the workforce investment system.
Senior Community Service Employment Program grantees
Grantee Funding Amount Alabama $824,520 Alaska $300,000 Arizona $657,582 Arkansas $645,921 California $4,239,993 Connecticut $540,589 Delaware $940,000 District of Columbia $286,431 Florida $2,916,761 Georgia $1,097,315 Hawaii $610,000 Idaho $263,152 Illinois $1,859,350 Indiana $1,294,993 Iowa $439,776 Kentucky $451,164 Massachusetts $1,077,144 Michigan $1,100,000 Minnesota $1,126,942 Missouri $1,086,800 Montana $280,000 Nebraska $330,000 Nevada $263,152 New Hampshire $263,152 New Jersey $1,395,850 New Mexico $278,363 New York $2,049,113 North Carolina $907,038 North Dakota $265,422 Ohio $2,158,322 Oregon $400,000 Pennsylvania $754,230 Rhode Island $266,260 South Carolina $673,719 South Dakota $335,000 Texas $2,743,288 Utah $330,808 Virginia $1,073,110 Washington $649,210 Wisconsin $1,266,754 AARP Foundation $37,873,312 National Able $3,188,511 Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores $4,705,414 Easter Seals $9,158,174 Experience Works $49,405,014 Goodwill $4,644,862 Mature Services $2,844,985 National Caucus on Black Aged $7,508,788 National Coalition on Aging $14,511,583 National Urban League $4,810,050 Quality Career Services $746,977 SER Jobs for Progress $13,743,000 Senior Service America $28,674,012 The Workplace Inc. $230,000 Vermont Associates for Training and Development $1,058,111 Institute for Indian Development $545,680 National Asian Pacific Center on Aging $2,910,300
SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor