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ETA News Release: [01/29/2010]
Contact Name: Lina Garcia or Mike Trupo
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661 or x3414
Release Number: 10-0124-NAT

US Department of Labor awards $225 million to Senior Community Service Employment Program grantees

WASHINGTON — 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.

Editor's Note: A list of states and organizations that have been awarded funding is below.


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