Senior Employment Program Application

Thank you for your interest in applying to Felton Institute’s Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP). For questions or assistance, please call us at (415) 982-7007, ext. 334 or email


Frequently Asked Questions:

How does SCSEP work?

The purpose of the SCSEP is to offer a “stepping stone” back into the workforce.

Funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, SCSEP helps people find employment by providing paid training assignments and job search assistance.

What does the SCSEP program offer participants?

As a SCSEP participant you will:

  • Improve your skills through an internship – Train at a non-profit organization or a public agency where you will have an opportunity to refresh and learn new skills in a real-world environment. During this time you will be paid minimum wage for 20 hours per week and may qualify for additional training.
  • Improve your job search skills and receive assistance with connecting to employers. Staff will work with you to improve your job search skills and help you find a job. You will have access to workshops (e.g., resume writing and computer classes)

SCSEP will help you develop a customized Employment Plan to assist you with the goal of getting a job.

Participants are required to attend training classes, and workshops, as well as actively participate in their job search to help increase their occupational and job search skills.

How much does SCSEP pay enrolled participants?

We pay a training stipend to enrolled SCSEP participants:

  • San Francisco: $18.07 / hr for 12 hours per week
  • Marin County: $16.00 / hr for 12 hours per week
  • San Mateo County: $16.75 / hr for 12 hours per week
What are the SCSEP eligibility requirements?

Enrollment depends on meeting all eligibility requirements, a successful interview, and training placement.

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Unemployed and actively looking for work
  • Living in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin County
  • Having a household income that does not exceed program requirements
  • Willing to participate in occupational skills training and receive job search assistance
What are the financial eligibility guidelines?

In order to qualify for the SCSEP program you must meet the federal low-income eligibility family guidelines and have been living on a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level for the past 12 months.

Size of Family Maximum Allowed Family Income (what is counted)
1 $18,225
2 $24,650
3 $31,075
4 $37,500
5 $43,925

If you’re not sure if you qualify, please contact our local SCSEP office for a consultation at (415) 982-7007 ext. 334.

What is counted as income?

For the purpose of calculating approximate total family income, to determine SCSEP program eligibility.

What is counted as income?

  • Pensions
  • Interest for IRA and other retirement accounts
  • Wages from an employer
  • 75% of Social Security Retirement Benefits
  • Alimony
  • Rents, estates, and trusts

What is not counted as income?

  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Social Security Disability Insurence (SSDI)
  • SSI payments through Social Security
  • State assistance, i.e., Food Stamps, SAGA medical / Cash
  • Subsidized housing

Not sure if you qualify? Please contact our local SCSEP office for a consultation at (415) 982-7007 ext. 334.

SCSEP Application:

Program Eligibility Requirements To be considered for enrollment in Felton Institute’s SCSEP program, please confirm that you meet the following eligibility requirements:

Our program serves San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo County. Felton SCSEP participants must be a resident of one of those counties.

What is your race or ethnicity? Select all that apply.

Do you have Limited English Proficiency (LEP)?

Do you have any dependents?

Current sources of income, support and public assistance received in the last 6 - 12 months. Please check all that apply

Do you have a limit on the amount of money that you can make at a job?

Barriers to Employment Please check all that apply

Are you looking for Full-Time or Part-Time work?

Type of Training Site Desired Please check all that apply

Please note that training placements are based on position availability and current community partnership.

What type of transportation do you have access to?

Have you participated in a SCSEP program before?

How did you find out about our SCSEP program?

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Hours (Mon-Fri): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Service Area: San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo County

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Office Address: 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  94109
Office Phone: (415) 982-7007 ext. 334
Fax: (415) 345-1002
Program Email:

Under NCOA and CDA, Felton Institute operates SCSEP in the City and County of San Francisco, as well as Marin and San Mateo Counties.