Series # :
  RERS 2001
Title :
  Overview of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000: Legislative Changes to the Senior Community Service Employment Program
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Abstract :
  This paper provides an overview of changes to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) due to the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA Amendments), signed into law on November 13, 2000. SCSEP, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the only Federally sponsored job creation program targeted to low-income older Americans. The program subsidizes part-time community service jobs for low-income persons age 55 years and older who have poor employment prospects. Approximately 100,000 program enrollees annually work in a wide variety of community service jobs, including nurse's aides, teacher aides, librarians, clerical workers and day care assistants.

The paper, prepared by the Office of Policy and Research in the Employment and Training Administration, includes a side-by-side comparison of legislative changes to the program and is intended to be used as a quick reference guide by SCSEP grantees, the workforce investment system, and other organizations that serve seniors.

Publication Author(s)
Department of Labor
  • Susan Milner
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