Senior Environmental Employment Program

To use the talents of Americans 55 years of age or older to provide technical assistance to Federal, State, and local environmental agencies for projects of pollution prevention, abatement, and control to achieve the Agency's goals of Clean Air; Clean and Safe Water; Land Preservation and Restoration;
Healthy Communities and Ecosystems; and Compliance and EnvironmentalStewardship.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: The Environmental Programs Assistance Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-313) authorized the Administrator of the EPA "to make grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements with private, nonprofit organizations designated by the Secretary of Labor under Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965." These cooperative agreements are to utilize the talents of older Americans in temporary, full time or part time positions "providing technical assistance to Federal, State, and local environmental agencies for projects of pollution prevention, abatement, and control." "Technical assistance" may include any activity performed for the EPA in support of its projects ranging from inspections of schools for asbestos, to support for a Headquarters staff office.

This allows for the coverage of all types of SEE program positions from professional to clerical.

Annual funding priorities are not established at the SEE program level.

Rather, Senior Resource Officials from the participating 65 program offices establish priorities requiring SEE program support.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Provide funding to eligible Grantee organizations to provide senior citizens who conduct national non-agricultural pesticide surveys, monitor for asbestos compliance in schools, provide review and monitoring support for the Import Car Program, monitor the anti-fuel switching program, conduct research, and work on other general administrative and clerical tasks.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - Susan Street, Director SEE Program, (3605A) Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20460.

Telephone: (202) 564-0410, Fax: (202) 564-0735; E-mail: street.susan@epa.gov.