DHS Independent Living State Grants - Not subject to 2CFR 200.203, 204 and 206
CSFA Number: 444-30-1167
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DRS
Agency Contact
Anna Austin
217-785-7617
anna.m.austin@illinois.gov
Short Description
Funds received under this program may be used to carry out the purposes of the Independent Living State Grants Program described in section 713 of the Rehabilitation Act and 34 CFR Section 365.1 of the IL program regulations. These purposes include to support the operation of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), to provide individuals with significant disabilities the core independent living services to demonstrate ways to expand and improve independent living services; to support the operations of centers for independent living that are in compliance with the standards and assurances in section 725 (b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act; to support activities to increase the capacities of public or nonprofit agencies and organizations and other entities to develop comprehensive approaches or systems for providing independent living services; to conduct studies and analyses, gather information, develop model polices and procedures, and present information, approaches, strategies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations to Federal, State, and local policymakers in order to enhance independent living services for individuals with significant disabilities; to train individuals with significant disabilities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals providing services to individuals with disabilities and other persons regarding the independent living philosophy; and to provide outreach to populations that are unserved or underserved by programs under Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act, including minority groups and urban and rural populations.


Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Enabling Legislation
34 CFR Part 365; The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VII, Part B
20 ILCS 2405; 20 ILCS 2407;
89 ILCS 507; 89 ILCS509; 89 ILCS 511;


Objectives and Goals
Funds received under this program may be used to carry out the purposes of the Independent Living State Grants Program described in section 713 of the Rehabilitation Act and 34 CFR Section 365.1 of the IL program regulations. These purposes include to support the operation of the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), to provide individuals with significant disabilities the core independent living services to demonstrate ways to expand and improve independent living services; to support the operations of centers for independent living that are in compliance with the standards and assurances in section 725 (b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act; to support activities to increase the capacities of public or nonprofit agencies and organizations and other entities to develop comprehensive approaches or systems for providing independent living services; to conduct studies and analyses, gather information, develop model polices and procedures, and present information, approaches, strategies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations to Federal, State, and local policymakers in order to enhance independent living services for individuals with significant disabilities; to train individuals with significant disabilities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals providing services to individuals with disabilities and other persons regarding the independent living philosophy; and to provide outreach to populations that are unserved or underserved by programs under Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act, including minority groups and urban and rural populations.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
The State must submit a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that meets requirements in section 704 of the Rehabilitation Act and 34 C.F.R. Part 364 of the Independent Living program regulations. The 3-year State plan must be submitted not later than July 1, of the fiscal year preceding the first fiscal year of the forth coming 3-year period.



Eligibility Requirements
Individuals with significant disabilities as defined in section 7 of the Rehabilitation Act and 34 CFR 364.4 of the IL program regulations. This refers to an individual with a severe physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment whose ability to function independently in the family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment is substantially limited and for whom the delivery of IL services will improve the ability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue in employment.
Eligible Applicants
Other;
Application and Award Processing
Matching Requirements: Matching Requirements: Under section 712(b) of the Rehabilitation Act, the States must contribute $1 for each $9 of Federal grant funding received, in cash or in kind.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

All awards issued will contain both federal funding and state match. The final award allocation between federal and state funds will be based upon the Division's operating needs.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
34 CFR Part 365; The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VII, Part B
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
46CYD00351-46CYD00351ACCESS LIVING OF METRO CHICAGO07/01/201906/30/2020749,651
46CYD00365-46CYD00365OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACCESS07/01/201906/30/2020652,488
46CYD00352-46CYD00352ACHIEVING INDEPENDENCE AND MOBILITY CIL07/01/201906/30/2020618,678
46CYD00369-46CYD00369REGIONAL ACCESS & MOBIL PROJ07/01/201906/30/2020580,764
46CYD00368-46CYD00368PROGRESS CTR FOR INDPT LIVING07/01/201906/30/2020567,763