Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

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California SCSEP State Plan 2016-19

Please send your comments and suggestions to:

Mary Sibbett, SCSEP State Director
California Department of Aging
1300 National Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95834-1992
or email:

Comments received by 5:00 P.M., April 8, 2016 may be incorporated into the Final California SCSEP State Plan - PY 2016-19.
Comments received after April 8, 2016, may be included in future revisions of the California SCSEP State Plan - PY 2016-19.

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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), also known as Title V, provides part-time work-based training opportunities at local community service agencies for older Californians who have poor employment prospects and are unemployed. SCSEP assists individuals in finding employment opportunities in the community through a variety of supportive services such as personal and job-related counseling, job training, and job referral. SCSEP providers also educate employers about the benefits of hiring older workers.

Individuals who participate in the program must
  • Be a resident of California
  • Be at least 55 years of age
  • Have an income that does not exceed 125 percent of the federal poverty level. ($1,256.25 per month/$15,075 annual for 2017)

The SCSEP Eligibility Calculator is available on the website to assist individuals in determining SCSEP income eligibility. It is strongly recommended that individuals confirm their eligibility results with SCSEP program staff.

For more information about SCSEP in your area, call your local Area Agency on Aging at (800) 510-2020, or contact the programs operating in specific counties by clicking on the below link: In addition to the programs administered by the California Department of Aging through local Area Agencies on Aging, other national organizations operate SCSEP in California can be found by clicking on these links.

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New to the Program

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Statutes, Regulations and CDA Policies

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All Project Calls

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Regional Training

  • Workshop information
  • Handouts
  • PowerPoints
    • Northern Regional Training
    • Southern Regional Training

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SCSEP Project Quarterly Narrative Progress Reports

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Updated March 1, 2017

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Need Help?
If you are within California and are looking for services
call 1-800-510-2020
If you are outside California
call 1-800-677-1116