Program areas at NAPCA
Napca is one of 19 National grantees for the senior community service employment program (scsep) administered by the us department of labor. The scsep is focused on serving low-income older adults (age 55+) by providing participants with community service training while receiving a subsidized wage based on the highest minimum wage of the local area, this training helps participant to transition to permanent full-time or part-time employment. In fy2022, napca has provided community service and employment training to 997 low income, immigrant, and refugee older adults with barriers to employment in 56 counties across 6 states.
Napca participated in covid-19 vaccine outreach efforts through a grant received from the public health institute. Over 18,000 individuals were reached through a social media outreach campaign. In addition, 141 in-language phone surveys with aapi older adults and 10 key informant interviews with aapi community leaders were completed.
Napca operates the senior environmental employment (see) program through grants awarded by the environmental protection agency (epa). The purpose of the see program is to utilize the talents and skills of us citizens over the age of 55 in programs to provide technical assistance to federal, state, and local environmental agencies. This provides vital support to the overall epa goal of protecting our environment. Assignments range from general clerical and secretarial support to highly technical positions such as chemical engineers, public relations specialists, and environmental investigators. In fy2022, napca worked with 150 see enrollees to support their positions in 11 states throughout the us.
To bolster in-language direct services through the call Center, and the research participation of aanhpi older adults and caregivers, napca has received several additional grants. External partners, such as the university of California san francisco, the diverse elders coalition, the Asian & Pacific islander american health forum (apiahf), California public health institute, aarp, the tides Center, and others have worked with napca as a trusted ally capable of outreach and engagement of aanhpi older adults and caregivers.