There are urgent things that every SILC must do in the next few months.

Get final approval for the current plan. For some of you, your current State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), which was updated or amended, hasn’t been approved. You must submit the changes required and secure that approval before you can proceed with submitting the new one.

How are you doing on submitting the Program Progress Report (what was formerly called the 704 report)? For the SILC, this is done with the DSE which is the grantee. You also need the statistics from any centers that are funded solely with Subchapter B funds. (If they also have Subchapter C funds they combine their Subchapter B report with the Subchapter C.) You received instructions from ACL/OILP for this process in September.

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And then — the HUGE one — how are you doing on your 2020-2022 SPIL? Here is a timeline developed by Ann McDaniel to give you a glimpse at where you should be in the process.

  • May 2019 – Form SPIL Team and set meeting dates
  • June 2019 – Identify methods to gather public input
  • Aug-Sept 2019 – Gather public input (Hold public forums, focus groups, surveys, etc.)
  • September 2019 – Review Consumer Satisfaction Report(s)
  • October 2019 – Begin SPIL drafting process
  • February 2020 – Finalize Draft SPIL & send to SILC, CILs & DSE for review/comment
  • March 2020 – Make Draft SPIL available for public comment
  • April 2020 – Hold public meetings to gather comments/feedback on draft
  • May 2020 – SPIL Team reviews comments & makes revisions
  • May 16, 2020 – Send revised Draft SPIL to SILC, CILs & DSE
  • June 1, 2020 – SILC & CIL approval of SPIL secured
  • June 12, 2020 – secure signatures of SILC Chair, CIL Directors, & DSE Director
  • June 20, 2020 – submit signed SPIL to ILA/ACL
  • June 30, 2020 – Signed SPIL due to ILA/ACL

If you are behind, jump in and get things rolling. We suggest, with all of your reports, you complete your data entry prior to the due date. You don’t want to be entering at the last minute and have the system go down.

Is your SILC keeping up?
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