SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has renewed a partnership with Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI), to administer the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program which offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to provide technical services in support of the conservation-related programs of the NRCS. The NRCS is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The NRCS funds will be used by SSAI to recruit, screen, place, and pay program enrollees.
With current oversight of ACES programs in Florida, Puerto Rico and Louisiana, the new NRCS grant will fund the expansion of SSAI’s geographical oversight to other states seeking to engage older workers in these assignments over the next five years. In all, this expansion will broaden the programs reach up to approximately 100 adults 55+ years of age during the five-year period.
Eligible participants are 55 years old or older and legally eligible to work in the United States. If accepted into the program they can work from 16 to 40 hours a week.
SSAI has an established track record as the leading national nonprofit working exclusively to help low-income Americans over 50 years old in getting retrained and finding employment through its network of local community-based agencies in 32 states.
“Older workers bring maturity, skill and experience in fulfilling employment opportunities offered through the ACES program. We are honored to have been a partner to the NRCS for the past ten years and now to expand the reach of the USDA’s effort,” says Gary A. Officer, President and Executive Director of SSAI.
For more information on about SSAI visit the website at centerforworkforceinclusion.org.
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About Senior Service America, Inc.
Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) is committed to making it possible for low-income and other disadvantaged older adults to participate fully in determining their own future and the future of their communities. For 50 years, the organization has operated the federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) through a network of local subgrantee organizations. For more information, please visit centerforworkforceinclusion.org.