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Grant Description
Program Purpose:
The program aims to move SCSEP participants into unsubsidized employment in both the public and private sectors. It also promotes part-time work experiences in community service assignments for unemployed low-income individuals who are 55 years of age or older. The program's goal is to foster self-sufficiency among such individuals.

By statute, SCSEP state grants are awarded to governors (22% of total grant funding) and are determined by formula. National non-profits (national grantee) that operate in multi-state service areas (78% of total grant funding) are awarded grants through a competition every four years. Appropriation levels determine the number of total slots, and grantees serve all slots in their service area. Programs run on a program year (July 1 - June 30).

Activities to be performed:
The primary activities of the program are community service employment activities, where participants work part-time at a community service location (not for profit) for minimum wage. This work experience prepares them for unsubsidized employment while receiving services in the program or after they have completed the program. Participants also receive support services, on-the-job training, individual employment plans, and can receive classroom and skills training.

Deliverables and Expected Outcomes:
CSEP grant recipients must meet their core measures of performance, which refer to hours (in the aggregate) of community service employment, the percentage of project participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the project, the percentage of project participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit from the project, and the median earnings of project participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the project. Indicators of effectiveness include serving employers, host agencies, and project participants, as well as the number of eligible individuals served and most-in-need.

Intended Beneficiary(ies):
The program is intended for adults age 55 and over with income at or below 125% of the poverty level who are not job ready.

Subrecipient Activities:
Yes, grant recipients can sub to other local agencies and non-profit organizations.
Place of Performance
District Of Columbia United States
Geographic Scope
Aarp Foundation was awarded SCSEP Grant: Promoting Employment for Older Adults Project Grant 23A60AD000057 worth $46,972,581 from the Office of Workforce Investment in July 2023 with work to be completed primarily in District Of Columbia United States. The grant has a duration of 1 year and was awarded through assistance program 17.235 Senior Community Service Employment Program. $5,219,176 (10.0%) of this Project Grant was funded by non-federal sources. The Project Grant was awarded through grant opportunity Program Year (PY) 2023 Planning Instructions and Allotments for Senior Community Service Employment Program SCSEP) State, Territorial, and National Grantees..


Last Modified 7/27/23

Period of Performance
Start Date
End Date
100% Complete

Funding Split
Federal Obligation
Non-Federal Obligation
Total Obligated
90.0% Federal Funding
10.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 23A60AD000057

Additional Detail

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Awardee Classifications
Nonprofit With 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other Than An Institution Of Higher Education)
Awarding Office
Funding Office
Awardee UEI
Awardee CAGE
Performance District

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Community Service Employment for Older Americans, Employment and Training Administration, Labor (016-0175) Training and employment Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $46,972,581 100%
Modified: 7/27/23