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 are the keys to NICOA’s SCSEP success in Indian Country since 1989.
NICOA is grant funded to serve as a National Consortium on Aging Resources for Seniors’ Equity. The consortium is composed of five national minority and LGBTQ aging organization partners representing five major racial, LGBTQ and ethnic minority older populations. The goals of the Elder Equity program are to financially empower American Indian and Alaska Native elders by raising awareness of elder abuse, financial exploitation, scams and fraud, as well as bringing American Indian and Alaska Native elder concerns to the aging network and other interested stakeholders.