AGING SERVICES: Senior Community Service Employment Program Request for Proposal released!


Funding announcement:

For the most up-to-date Senior Community Service Employment Program Request for Proposal, follow this link. Proposals are due April 3, 2014.

About SCSEP:


A Senior Community Service Employment Program funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Department of Labor enables us to provide job skills training to low-income Individuals, age 55 and older in Connecticut.
Ready to Work participants are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain meaningful employment.

Participants will work 20 hours a week at the training sites for which they will be paid minimum wage.


  • To assist participants in acquiringmarketable jobs skills and
  • To help participants secure meaningful unsubsidized employment

Program Objectives

  • Participate in community service assignments to learn new skills in on the job training
  • Assistance in resume development
  • Assistance in developing job search skills
  • Increase opportunities to obtain jobs in the private sector
  • Referrals to supportive services as needed
  • Change stereotypes about older workers through public education and demonstrated success


  • Be unemployed
  • Be 55 years of age or older and a resident of Connecticut
  • Have an annual family income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Family Size Annual Income
   1 - $14,363
   2 - $19,388
   3 - $24,413

For additional information about Ready to Work, please contact Jennifer Gorman at (860) 424-5643 or at

Ready to Work Providers

Greater New Haven Area:

Agency on Aging of South Central CT
One Long Wharf Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
Ron Webb
(203) 785-8533

Litchfield County:

Education Connection
PO Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759
JodiLynn Binkley
(860) 567-0863

Greater Stamford Area:

Jewish Family Service of Stamford
733 Summer St, 6th Flr
Stamford, CT 06901-1208
Ilene Locker
(203) 921-4161

Greater Bridgeport Area:

Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
10 Middle St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Gretchen James
(203) 333-9288

Greater Norwich and Greater New London Areas:

Thames Valley Council for Community Action  
401 West Thames St, Unit 201
Norwich, CT 06360-7155
Ted Pappagallo
(860) 425-6603

For Other Senior Community Service Programs Contact:

Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties:

Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern CT
22 Prestige Park Cr
East Hartford, CT 06108
Pete Pylypyszyn
(860) 728-1061 x231

Fairfield, Middlesex and New Haven Counties:

Associates for Training and Development
(800) 439-3307

Content Last Modified on 3/7/2014 12:50:20 PM