The SPIL is the plan for how Iowa will strengthen the network of Centers for Independent Living, and the services and resources that are needed for all individuals with disabilities, to help them live independently and not be forced to live in institutions. The plan is also a critical instrument in order for the state to receive federal funding to provide these services.
The State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is a required plan in order for a state to receive federal Part C and federal Part B funding for Independent Living Services.
In Iowa, the federal Part C funds are allocated directly to the six Centers for Independent Living. The federal Part B funds are allocated to Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS), and IVRS distributes the Part B funding to all the partners in the Iowa Independent Living Network in the manner outlined in the SPIL.
Those partners are:
- the six Centers for Independent Living (CILs),
- the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC),
- Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB),
- and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS).
IVRS also receives and distributes the State funding allocated to the CILs in the manner outlined in the SPIL.