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U.S. Department of Labor Announces $156 Million in Grants to Provide Career Services and Training Services to Low-Income Older Individuals

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of approximately $156 million in grants through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) to provide career services and training services to low-income older individuals who are seeking to enter or re-enter the workforce.

SCSEP aims to move participants of the program into unsubsidized employment in both the public and private sectors, promote part-time work experiences in community service assignments for unemployed low-income individuals who are 55 years of age or older, and foster self-sufficiency. Successful grant applicants presented clear service delivery models that will enable eligible individuals to successfully participate in the program and achieve these program goals.

The Department awarded approximately $156 million in the SCSEP to fund 21 grants to national non-profit organizations through the program’s general funds, as well as funds set aside by statute to fund organizations with the ability to provide employment services to older Native Americans or Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. The grants will support more than 32,000 participant positions.

These awards provide funding through the end of Program Year 2020. After Program Year 2020, these grantees may receive approximately $312 million annually for an additional three years, subject to future appropriations.

For more information on the SCSEP, visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/seniors.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Information on the grant recipients follows this release.

Grant recipients, number of authorized participants and funding amounts

The 18 general applicants award recipients, number of authorized participant slots, the two-month transition funding amount (where applicable), and the subsequent six-month funding amount are as follows:

Recipient

Slots

Two-month funding

Six-month funding

AARP Foundation

4,846

$7,616,329

$23,503,628

Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores

1,375

$2,287,332

$6,668,001

Easterseals Inc.

2,314

$3,646,885

$11,223,340

Goodwill Industries International Inc.

2,356

$3,528,122

$11,426,859

International Pre-Diabetes Center Inc.

165

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$800,245

National Able Network Inc.

586

$985,094

$2,843,761

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

867

$1,451,621

$4,204,498

National Caucus and Center on Black Aging Inc.

2,462

$4,035,838

$11,942,511

National Council on Aging Inc.

393

$5,812,026

$17,431,229

National Indian Council on Aging Inc.

3,594

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$1,907,664

National Older Worker Career Center

326

$336,265

$1,582,385

National Urban League

1,432

$2,313,279

$6,944,682

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston Inc.

509

$815,268

$2,470,057

Senior Service America Inc.

4,844

$7,607,320

$23,491,365

SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc.

2,316

$3,755,429

$11,232,303

The WorkPlace

1,216

$1,898,332

$5,898,636

Vantage Aging

472

$764,480

$2,288,591

Vermont Associates for Training and Development Inc.

979

$1,577,883

$4,748,188

Experience Works Inc.*

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$1,771,154

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Totals

31,052

$50,202,657

$150,607,943

* Experience Works did not receive a grant award under FOA-ETA-20-09. It is included in the above chart solely to show the two-month transition funding.

Set-aside applicants

The three set-aside applicants selected for an award, along with the number of authorized participant slots, the two-month funding amount, and the subsequent six-month funding amount are indicated below.

 

Recipient

Slots

Two-month funding

Six-month funding

Institute for Indian Development, Inc.

245

$336,275

$1,188,273

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

567

$916,671

$2,750,013

National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.

323

$582,014

$1,566,588

Totals

1,135

$1,834,960

$5,504,874

 

 

Agency
Employment and Training Administration
Date
September 25, 2020
Release Number
20-1860-NAT
Contact: Eric Holland
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