The Recovery Act provides $120 million for the Community Service Employment for Older Americans program. Funding is provided for part-time employment opportunities for low income seniors.
Eligible Participants: Program participants must be at least 55 and have a family income of no more than 25% over the Federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to persons over age 60, veterans, and qualified spouses of veterans. Preference is given to minority, limited English-speaking, and Indian eligible individuals. Preference is also given to eligible individuals who have the greatest economic need.