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Independent Living Services Program

Goal 8: Individuals with significant disabilities served by the Title VII, Chapter 1, programs will achieve consumer determined independent living goals, and Independent Living Services will be provided and activities will be conducted to improve or expand services to older individuals who are blind.
Objective 1 of 6: INCREASE THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES WHO ARE SERVED BY AND BENEFIT FROM THE TITLE VII, CHAPTER 1, PROGRAMS.
Indicator 8.1.1 of 2: Number of individuals with significant disabilities served grouped by age: The number of individuals who receive individual independent living services will increase in all age categories.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
The number of individuals receiving individual independent living services
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Under 6 6-17 18-22
1998
2,390 7,028 11,755
     
1999
1,723 5,596 9,161
     
2000
1,597 6,703 10,564
     
2001
     
2002
     
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
23-54 55-older
 Total
1998
81,012 53,045
   
1999
 64,383 35,593 
142,301
2000
74,097 30,434
146,486
2001
   
220,000
2002
   
220,000
Status: Unable to judge. There were 5,141 consumers that chose not to indicate age.

Explanation: Data are gathered from over 312 reporting entities. Data are entered into a data base by a subcontractor. Since the 2001 target was exceeded in 1998, the 2001 target has been increased to take into account actual performance and the new centers to be established in 2001.  
Additional Source Information: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 704 reports (704 Report), annual, 1998.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2001.
Data Available: May 2002.
Validated By: No Formal Verification.
Program and budget staff or two program staff visually scan data for errors and compare to prior year's data.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance.

 
Indicator 8.1.2 of 2: Number of goals set and achieved by consumers: The number of consumer goals set and achieved will increase in all service areas measured.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of consumers who have achieved their goals.
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
62.30
 
1998
65
 
1999
67
62.50
2000
63
63
2001
 
63
2002
 
63
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely. The FY 2000 GoalsSetMet Rate Self-care: 35,562 23,920 67.3% Communication: 13,361 9,945 73.3% Mobility: 15,634 10,191 65.2% Residential: 2,137 873 40.9% Educational: 17,214 10,100 58.7% Vocational: 16,6338,943 53.8% Other: 20,297 12,981 64% Total: 120,

Explanation: Data are gathered from over 275 reporting entities. Data are entered into a data base by a subcontractor.  
Additional Source Information: Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.
Program and budget staff or two program staff visually scan data for errors and compare to prior year's data.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance.

 

Objective 2 of 6: INCREASE THE SATISFACTION OF CONSUMERS WHO RECEIVE CHAPTER 1 INDEPENDENT LIVING (IL) SERVICES.
Indicator 8.2.1 of 1: Consumer satisfaction with IL services: A consistently high proportion of consumers will report satisfaction with IL services.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
FY 1997 New York State survey: Percentage of consumers who are very or mostly satisfied with services
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
85
 
2000
 
87
2001
 
87
2002
 
87
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely.

Explanation: Data is in but analysis of data is not yet completed. Projecting analysis will be completed by end of second quarter.  
Additional Source Information: Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.
Program and budget staff visually scan data for errors and compare to prior year's data. No data available for IL consumer satisfaction. Consistent with the revisions approved by OMB, attachment 16 was deleted. Consumer satisfaction surveys are submitted to the state annually, RSA IL will request that when the state submits its annual 704 report, that they provide a copy of CSS.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance.

 

Objective 3 of 6: IMPROVE ACCESS TO PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (PAS), HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, AND COMMUNITY-BASED LIVING THROUGH INCREASED ADVOCACY EFFORTS.
Indicator 8.3.1 of 2: Number of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) using effective advocacy techniques: All CILs will have an advocacy program to address at least two of the following areas: (a) community-based personal assistance services (b), accessible/affordable housing (c), accessible/affordable transportation, and (d) options for moving people from nursing homes and other institutions to the community.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Preliminary results FY 1997, New York State: Percentage of CILs with programs in two areas
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1997
25
 
1999
 
30
2000
 
50
2001
 
80
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely.

Explanation: Data is in but analysis is not yet completed. Projecting analysis will be completed by end of second quarter.  
Source: Other Survey/Research

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance. There is no data for OIB program. With the approval of the 70B report, OMB inform IL that the consumer satisfaction survey is to be a separate section other than the 70B. RSA/II is currently investigating methods to gather the required information.

 
Indicator 8.3.2 of 2: Increased Community-based Living: The number of individuals who leave nursing homes and other institutions for community-based housing and the number of individuals at risk of entering nursing homes and other institutions who are receiving IL services and can remain at home will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of individuals
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Number of individuals who left Nursing Homes/ Institutions Number of individuals who remained in the Community
Number of individuals who left Nursing Homes/ Institutions Number of individuals who remained in the Community
1998
1,671 18,343
   
1999
   
850 8,500
2000
1,372 18,036
850 8,500
2001
   
900 9,000
2002
   
950 9,500
Status: Positive movement toward target. As estimated by RSA staff interviews of CIL executive directors

Explanation: Data are gathered from over 275 reporting entities. Data are entered into a database by a subcontractor.  
Additional Source Information: RSA 704 Report, 2000.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance.

 

Objective 4 of 6: INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS IN ADDITION TO TITLE VII THAT SUPPORT CHAPTER 1 GRANTEES.
Indicator 8.4.1 of 1: Increased funding from alternative sources: Up to 76 percent of CILs will have greater than 25 percent of their budget from sources other than Title VII, Chapter 1, and 80 percent of states will contribute more than the required minimum match for Title VII, Chapter 1, Part B.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percent of budget from sources other than Title VII and Chapter 1 and Percent of states that will contribute more than match
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percent CILs>25% Percent of States Overmatch Part B
Percent CILs>25% Percent of States Overmatch Part B
1997
74 80
   
2000
66  
75 80
2001
   
76 80
2002
   
76 80
Status: No current data but progress toward target is likely.

Explanation: Data is in but analysis is not yet completed. Projecting analysis to be completed by end of second quarter.  
Additional Source Information: RSA 704 Report, 2000

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: Experienced Public/Private Entity.
Program and budget staff or two program staff visually scan data for errors and compare to prior year's data.

Limitations: Grantees may interpret definitions differently. We are providing training and technical assistance.

 

Objective 5 of 6: PROVIDE CHAPTER 2 SERVICES TO INCREASING NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE OLDER AND SEVERELY VISUALLY IMPAIRED, AND INCREASE CONSUMER SATISFACTION.
Indicator 8.5.1 of 2: Increased number of individuals served: : The number of older and severely visually impaired individuals served will increase annually.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Individuals receiving services
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
1994
14,968
 
1995
22,103
 
1996
26,846
 
1997
31,460
 
1998
36,280
 
1999
38,150
28,500
2000
47,596
35,000
2001
 
40,000
2002
 
41,000
Status: Target met.

Explanation: Target revised because of increased program budget in FY 2000.  
Additional Source Information: Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind (7-OB Report), 1997.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Research and Training Center and program staff review data

Limitations: Targets based on estimates of program funding level.

 
Indicator 8.5.2 of 2: Increased consumer satisfaction: The satisfaction rate in consumers' confidence in ability to perform activities that were "given up" as a result of vision loss will increase, and the percentage of consumers who feel more in control in making decisions on important issues will increase.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of costumer confidence
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Ability to perform daily working tasks Make decisions on important issues
Ability to perform daily working tasks Make decisions on important issues
1998
87 76
   
2000
   
89 79
2001
   
90 80
2002
   
90 80
Status: Unable to judge.

Explanation: Overall satisfaction rates are not budget dependent.  
Additional Source Information: Other.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.
Research and Training Center and program staff review data.

Limitations: Targets based on estimates of program funding level.

 

Objective 6 of 6: INCREASE FUNDING FOR CHAPTER 2 PROGRAMS FROM SOURCES OTHER THAN TITLE VII, CHAPTER 2.
Indicator 8.6.1 of 1: Increased funding from alternative sources: An increasing percentage of states contribute more than the minimum match amount.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Percentage of States
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Percentage of States
Percentage of States
1997
75
1998
77
1999
80
2000
80
25
2001
25
2002
80
Status: Target exceeded.

Explanation: Grantees must match FY 1999 (discretionary) and FY 2000 (formula) funds during FY 2000. States can make their discretionary match at anytime during FYs 2000 and 2001 because of our extension of their budget period. This is a one-time event caused by the transition from discretionary to formula funding.  
Additional Source Information: Performance Report.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2002.
Data Available: May 2003.
Validated By: NCES/Federal Statistical Agencies.
Research and Training Center and program staff review data

Limitations: Lowered over match targets for FY 2000 and FY 2001 because of dramatic one-time increase in required state match.

 

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