June 29, 2015
Funding Available to Establish Centers for Independent Living in Guam and American Samoa
The Independent Living Administration, a component of the Administration for Community Living, announces a funding opportunity to establish Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in both Guam and American Samoa.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities. CILs are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private nonprofit agencies. Their work focuses on five core services:
- Information and referrals;
- Skills training;
- Peer counseling;
- Individual and systems advocacy; and
- Services that facilitate transition from institutions to the community, and youth transition to post secondary life.
CILs also may provide assistance in securing housing or shelter; personal assistance services; transportation referral and assistance; mobility training; assistive technology; recreation; and other services necessary to improve the ability of individuals with significant disabilities to function independently in the family or community and to continue in employment.
Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate that they can comply with standards and assurance as outlined in section 725 of part C of title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Pub.L.113-128) consistent with the design included in the state plan for establishing a network of centers.
Pre-Application Meeting: July 7
Notice of Intent Deadline: July 21
Application Deadline: August 17
Information on the Independent Living Administration