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RSA: Monitoring of the Independent Living Programs

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Centers for Independent Living Compliance, Performance, Recovery Act Reporting, and Monitoring

In September, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued the final audit report of the Centers for Independent Living Compliance, Performance, Recovery Act Reporting, and Monitoring program.

The report focused on RSA’s monitoring and oversight of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) with respect to their: provision of independent living core services; compliance with Rehabilitation Act standards and assurances and applicable federal regulations; compliance with reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; expenditure of grant funds for allowable expenditures; and maintenance of adequate documentation for the use of grant funds.

For more information contact Timothy Beatty (202) 245-6156 or timothy.beatty@ed.gov.

(October 10, 2012)



IL Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide

RSA has developed the FY 2012 Independent Living Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide (IL/MTAG) through which it will assess the performance of the Designated State Agency (DSA) and/or Designated State Unit(s) (DSU) in the administration of the two formula grant programs authorized under Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act), including the state independent living services program (SILS/IL Part B) and the IL services for older individuals who are blind (OIB) program, and their compliance with pertinent federal programmatic and fiscal requirements.

In addition, in those states in which state funding equals or exceeds federal funding and the state submits and receives approval to award grants under section 723 of the Rehabilitation Act, (currently Minnesota and Massachusetts), the review will also address the statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as performance related to the DSA and/or DSU’s administration of the centers for independent living (CIL) program authorized by Title VII, Chapter 1, Part C, of the Rehabilitation Act.

  • SILS program, authorized by Title VII, Chapter 1, Part B (IL Part B funds);
  • CIL program (in 723 states only), authorized by Title VII, Chapter 1, Part C (IL Part C funds); and
  • OIB program, authorized by Chapter 2 of Title VII (Chapter 2 funds).

Download the FY 2012 Independent Living Monitoring and Technical Assistance Guide:
MS Word (546 KB) | PDF (304 KB) — updated November 14, 2011



Centers for Independent Living On-Site Review Guide (ORG)

Sections 706(c) and 722 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (the Act) mandate that the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) annually conduct on-site compliance reviews of at least 15 percent of the centers for independent living (CILs) that receive funds under Section 722 of the Act.

Download the FY 2012 Centers for Independent Living On-Site Review Guide (ORG) — MS Word (132 KB) | PDF (112 KB) — updated November 2, 2012



Monitoring Reports on the Independent Living Programs

 
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