Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) State Plan


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program administered by the Department of Labor. The SCSEP mission is to assist unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years of age and older and who have poor employment prospects, by training them in part-time community service assignments and by assisting them in developing skills and experience to facilitate their transition to unsubsidized employment. In Iowa, SCSEP is housed in the Iowa Department on Aging and reports to the Department of Labor. Iowa's SCSEP program is submitting a Stand-Alone State Plan for 2020-2024. Iowa’s remaining core partners under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), are submitting a Unified State Plan for 2020-2024…

B. Education and Training Opportunities

For participants who have a disability, referrals to Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) will be made. IVRS can provide qualified participants disability counseling and guidance, support with requesting accommodations, obtaining needed assistive technology, required training classroom materials (such as: tools or clothing), and financial assistance for their education. Those who are eligible, will be co-enrolled in the WIOA Title I adult program. Through WIOA Title I enrollment, training funds can be provided. For participants that qualify for SCSEP, IVRS, and WIOA Title I services, these community partners will work together with SCSEP program staff to coordinate services, financial assistance, and support for participants. If there are no other funding options available, SCSEP training funds will be utilized.”

  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • WIOA
  • Department on Aging
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