The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging received $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to increase enrollment in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a work-based training program for older workers.
SCSEP provides part-time, community service-based job training for unemployed, low-income individuals ages 55 or older.
NAPCA aims to serve older non-English speaking Asian American workers through the SCSEP program.
The additional funding will pay part-time wages for unemployed older adults to train at nonprofit, 501c(3) community-based organizations and government offices thereby allowing NAPCA to enroll up to 300 seniors in nine project sites across the country.
This year, NAPCA previously received $1.6 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which NAPCA used to serve 1,000 low-income older adults through the SCSEP program. ♦
For more information, visit www.NAPCA.org.