The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps low income individuals 55-years-old or over who have poor employment prospects. Program participants work at community and government agencies and are paid the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. They also may receive training, and can use their participation as a bridge to other employment positions not supported with federal funds.

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program serves SCSEP participants in Elliott, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Pike, and Rowan counties.

Services include:

  • up to 15 hours a week of part-time employment in community service assignments
  • job training and related educational opportunities
  • opportunities for placement into unsubsidized jobs


To be eligible to participate in the SCSEP, an individual must be:

  • no less than 55 years of age
  • low-income, with family or individual income not to exceed 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines
  • a resident of the state of application
  • eligible to work in the United States

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, through the National Council on the Aging.