EMPLOYMENT & ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The SCSEP program has a new partner as a Host Agency - MOWA Choctaw Indians. We were able to locate an eligible participant and assigned her to the MOWA Choctaw Senior Center. This is the beginning of a great relationship.
Congratulations go out to Rayford Conner, a SCSEP participant who was hired on at the Ronald McDonald House as a result of the work he performed there.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program assigns eligible participants, who match the guidelines of income and family size, to host agencies on-the-job training/work experience. The experience they gain will result in the participant becoming more marketable. The goal of the program is to encourage participants to gain experience and move out of the program into an unsubsidized job.
Mature Staffing Service
The Baldwin County After-School-Care Program has kept us busy with new sign-ups. As a result of a new grant they received we have signed up 20 more workers.
Mature Staffing Service (MSS) provides services to government and non-profit organizations in which part-time temporary workers are placed. It also handles workers compensation, all payroll taxes, and processing.
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
SARPC staff met with the leadership of the University of South Alabama's Melton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to rekindle a MOU for combined services to entrepreneurs for start-up businesses or existing businesses.
SARPC's RLF staff continues to work on the projects in the pipeline with hopes they will be eligible for funding.
The Revolving Loan Fund can be used for the purchase of property and buildings, equipment, and working capital needs. The loan limits are $10,000 to $125,000. The purpose of the RLF funds is to assist small businesses in their capital needs and to create and sustain jobs in the communities it serves.