State Senior Environmental Employment Program

To use the talents of Americans 55 years of age or older to provide technical assistance to State 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 Environmental Stewardship.

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 State in support of its projects ranging from inspections of large capacity cesspools, to support for a State Environmental staff office.

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

Annual funding priorities are established by EPA program officials and the participating state program office requiring SEE Program support.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Focus is on State level programs.

Similar programs conducted at the Federal level provided to senior citizens to do 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 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 (3661A), Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Administration and Resources Management, Office of Human Resources, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington DC 20460.

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