Statewide Independent Living Council Training and Technical Assistance Center

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

States are required to establish a Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in order to receive Federal funding to support and coordinate independent living (IL) services in the State. A SILC's duties include jointly developing and signing the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) with the designated State entity; monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating the implementation of the SPIL; and coordinating activities to address the needs of specific disability populations and issues. A majority of a SILC's members must be individuals with disabilities who are not employed by a center for independent living (CIL) or a State agency; other members include CIL representatives, State agency representatives, and other appropriate individuals. SILC members are appointed on a rotating basis and can serve for two consecutive three year terms. SILC members serve in a volunteer capacity, often maintain other employment, and may have widely varying experiences with disability programs. SILCs typically experience a significant amount of membership turnover.

With this funding opportunity the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the Statewide Independent Living Council Training &Technical Assistance Center (SILC T&TA Center). The SILC T& TA Center will provide training and technical assistance to improve the performance of the SILC program and 56 projects nationwide by providing access to timely and relevant training and technical assistance regarding SILC operations, duties, and responsibilities. These training and technical assistance needs include needs in areas that are critical for all SILCs as well as needs in areas that are specific to one or more SILCs.

Deadline: July 24, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $273,305 Per Project Period Award

Floor: $245,975 Per Project Period

Length of Project Period: 36-month project with three 12-month budget periodsĀ 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 24, 2017