Let’s be clear right up front. The core service of individual and systems advocacy is a driving force at the heart of the Independent Living Movement. Advocacy has the power to change lives, communities, states, and nations. Major disability legislation
Below is the FAQ from ACL on Lobbying and Advocacy. Next week we will dig deeper into what we CAN do with federal funds, or how to find other funds to pursue lobbying when it is essential to our mission.
In November, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that ACL would receive $150 million to expand the public health workforce within underserved communities including the aging and disability networks. Funding will be awarded to 11 grantee networks, including Centers for Independent Living
The morning after President Biden announced the Executive Orders related to required vaccines, I received a flood of calls/emails asking, “Does that apply to us?” The orders were for federal contractors. CILs that receive direct grants (Part C) are grantees,
Recently our key funder, ACL, released information on using grant funds to purchase incentive items as part of the program of a center. While this FAQ answers the pressing question of incentives related to CDC and ACL funds and COVID-19,
Do you remember your first day on the job? That flutter of excitement and apprehension? The navigation of new terms and new requirements that no one warned you about? We offer technical assistance to a new Executive Director in a
On April 16, the Office of Independent Living Programs, Administration for Community Living, indicated they would provide a one-time, 12-month No Cost Extension automatically for some of its grants to Centers, specifically to the CARES Act and Independent Living Services
You had until April 23, 2021 to submit a letter to ACL to indicate if you want the funds, or if you choose to decline them. The next task — how will you use those funds on COVID-19 vaccine efforts?
Payroll protection plan Part 3 is a two-month extension of Part 2, signed by the President today. If you didn’t apply for PPP in the original opportunity, you can check this article to see more details. New funding from CDC,
The Centers that are direct grantees through ACL received CARES Act funding about a year ago that has assisted them in meeting the COVID-19 related needs of their communities. ACL has just released its most resent set of Frequently Asked