The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors.

How Does SCEP Work

SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers.

Participants work an average of 20 hours a week and are paid the highest of federal, state, or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.


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Eligibility Requirements

  • Unemployed
  • Participants must be at least 55 years of age
  • Meet the household income guidelines below

Annual Income Guidelines

  • 1 person household: $16,100
  • 2 person household: $21,775
  • 3 person household: $27,450
For more information, contact Rashonda Dawson at (313) 446-4444 or dawsonr@daaa1a.org