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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Krysta Carter,
SCSEP State Director

Phone: (850) 414-2171

If you are 55 or older, unemployed and looking to reenter the workforce, you may qualify for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Programs are administered in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

The SCSEP is a program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that serves low-income persons who are 55 and older and have poor employment prospects. Eligible individuals are placed in part-time community service positions with a goal of transitioning to unsubsidized employment.

SCSEP State Plan

2016-2019 SCSEP State Plan
State Plan Addenda and Modification

HHS Poverty Guideline for SCSEP

2018 HHS Poverty Guidelines for SCSEP

SCSEP Program Purpose

    • To foster and promote useful part-time opportunities in community service activities for eligible individuals;

    • To foster individual economic self-sufficiency;

    • To increase the number of older persons who may enjoy the benefits of a regular job after participating in the SCSEP.

Program Qualifications

Services Provided

    • Participants receive orientation, community service assignments, training opportunities, supportive services, and are offered a free physical examination.
    • Assessments are completed to obtain information about the participant’s work history, skills and interests, talents, physical capabilities, need for supportive services, potential for performing community service assignments and potential for transition to a regular job.
    • Participants usually work up to 20 hours per week and receive the minimum wage, which is currently $8.10. Limited fringe benefits are also provided.

Participants are assigned to work in the following type of entities:

    • Public or private non-profit organizations
    • Governmental entities

Permissible training activities:

    • Community Service Assignment
    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Classroom Instruction
    • Individual Instruction
    • On-the-Job Experiences
    • Other Related Activities

SCSEP Positions in Florida

Florida currently has 2,360 SCSEP positions of which 481 are state positions, and 1,879 are national positions. You can find out more about program operators by visiting the websites below:

DOEA SCSEP Subgrantees:

National SCSEP Sponsors:

SCSEP Related Information

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