The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) is one of several national nonprofit agencies serving as a grantee to provide the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is a part-time, temporary job training program for eligible elders 55 and older. Subsidizing job training and building real world skills have been the keys to NICOA’s SCSEP success in Indian Country since 1989.
NICOA’s Technical Assistance and Resource Center (TARC) provides outreach and education to American Indian and Alaska Native elders, the Aging Network, and Native focused and diverse aging groups, on the unique needs of Native elders and caregivers. The program provides training on best practices for collaborating with tribes and a resource toolkit for Native people of all ages living with disabilities.
Family Caregiving Needs in Diverse Older Communities identifies and addresses the unique needs of family caregivers in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The program uses the Caring For Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers cirriculum, which facilitates the development of training and educational programming for healthcare and social service providers, policymakers and family caregivers themselves.
Our Tribal Long Term Services and Supports National Resource Center (TLTSSNRC), also known as the NICOA LTSS Compass, helps individuals and tribal leaders understand what LTSS (long-term services and supports) is and how LTSS benefits the community and promotes independence, health, and quality of life for elders and people with disabilities.
The Tribal Long Term Services and Supports National Resource Center empowers tribal communities to develop or expand LTSS for Native elders and people with disabilities in their local communities.