Federal Funding for ACCA’s Vital Programs at Risk

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In addition to proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels, two other of ACCA’s programs are at risk. Trump’s Blueprint Budget includes the elimination of funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) including ACCA’s Senior Corp program. This includes the Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion and RSVP programs. The AmeriCorp program is also eliminated in this budget. Over the last four years, UGA’s Office of Service Learning has placed a full-time AmeriCorp volunteer at ACCA to work on senior hunger initiatives.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is also at risk of elimination. The SCSEP program helps low-income, unemployed individual’s aged 55+ find work. SCSEP matches eligible older adults with part-time jobs for community service organizations. Participants build skills and self-confidence, while earning a modest income. For most, their SCSEP experience leads to permanent employment.

In total, this budget proposes more than $800K funding cut for ACCA, impacting more than 700 local older adults.

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