Adults who are 55 or older, unemployed and looking to re-enter the workforce may qualify for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Services are available in the majority of Georgia’s 159 counties. SCSEP is a program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that serves low-income persons who have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level and have poor employment prospects. Eligible individuals are placed in part-time community service positions with a goal of transitioning to unsubsidized employment. The program serves people whose yearly income meets the U.S. Department of Guidelines. 

Participants' training wages contribute to the local economy and reduce their dependence on public benefits programs. Participants provided 150,797 hours of community service including 62,250 hours of service to organizations that serve older adults. Twenty-nine percent were individuals with disabilities. Twenty-two percent of participants were homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Adults who are at least 55m unemployed and have a family income.
Ms. O struggled with job placement in the Athens area.

By the Numbers | SCSEP

  • 236 people participated in SCSEP in SFY 2020
  • 150 participants got a full-time job 
  • 150,797 hours of community service were provided by participants 
  • 29% of participants were individuals with disabilities 
  • 21% of SCSEP participants were homeless or at risk of homelessness 
  • 226 participants provided community service