Independent Living State Grants Program

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Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the State Independent Living Services (IL, Part B) program of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has been transferred to the new Independent Living Administration (ILA), a part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on ACL, please visit More information on ILA’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding the State Independent Living Services program on

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Promising Practices

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), as part its monitoring of state vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, together with state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their stakeholders, have identified promising practices. These are practices developed and implemented in each state for the purpose of enhancing employment and independent living outcomes for individuals with disabilities. These practices provide useful samples of programs and services and each practice is unique, based on the needs and resources available in that state. The practice may work differently or produce different results in your state if you choose to replicate it.

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State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

RSA has developed a separate page containing information you may find useful concerning the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).

(February 11, 2013)

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SILC Roles and Responsibilities

RSA Technical Assistance Circular, TAC-13-01, dated January 30, 2013, titled "Federal Requirements Governing the Roles and Responsibilities of Statewide Independent Living Councils," outlines the authorized roles and responsibilities of Statewide Independent Living Councils.
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This TAC is consistent with guidance contained in “RSA’s Responses to National Council on Independent Living’s Questions Regarding SILC Roles and Responsibilities,” issued on January 23, 2008.
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(February 7, 2013)

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