The guidance available to SILCs regarding the submission of the State Plan for Independent Living this year specifies:

States wishing to receive funding under Parts B and C of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by WIOA, must submit an approvable three-year SPIL to ACL no later than 11:59 PM EST June 30, 2016.  The ACL Administrator may withhold, reduce, limit or terminate funding in accordance with the procedures described in Uniform Administrative Guidance at 2 CFR 200 if a State does not submit an approvable SPIL.

In a recent conversation, Tim Beatty confirmed that SPILs are are due to them for approval June 30, and that there will not be a procedure for extensions related to this submission. The Independent Living Administration only has a month to turn that proposal around before the grant documents are issued to states and centers. A delay in submitting an approvable SPIL may result in a delay in any money flowing into your state. This applies, not just to Part B funds, but to the Part C direct grants as well, since they are part of the Independent Living Network addressed in your SPIL.

Don’t expect extensions on your SPIL

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