West Virginia SPIL - Notice of Public Meetings

The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council, in cooperation with the West Virginia Centers for Independent Living, is conducting public meetings to receive comments on the draft State Plan for Independent Living for 2021-2023.

Meetings were originally scheduled in the following locations, but due to the Corona Virus recommendations on public gatherings will be conducted remotely with ZOOM. Please see the log in information for each meeting and join us online or by phone.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
Time: Noon
Location: Wheeling, WV

Log In information: Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/996395938
Meeting ID: 996 395 938

If you do not have access to a computer to log in please call this number to listen in:
Phone number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 996 395 938


Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: Noon
Location: Elkins, WV

Log In information: Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/550389894
Meeting ID: 550 389 894

If you do not have access to a computer to log in please call this number to listen in:
Phone number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 550 389 894


Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: Noon
Location: Charleston, WV

Log In information: Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/348664201
Meeting ID: 348 664 201

If you do not have access to a computer to log in please call this number to listen in:
Phone number: 1- 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 348 664 201



The meetings are open and accessible to the public. Requests for a sign language interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other accommodations needed for full participation in the meetings must be received one week prior to the meeting by e-mailing kathi.young@wvsilc.org or calling 1-855-855-9743.

Written and oral comments on the plan may be offered. Written comments should include the commenter's name, mailing address, organizational affiliation (if relevant), telephone number, and e-mails (if applicable).

Written comments may be submitted by mail or e-mail and should be addressed to:

 
Public Meeting Comments
 
WVSILC
 
PO Box 625

Institute, WV 25112-0625

kathi.young@wvsilc.org

The deadline for comments is May 6, 2020.

The draft of the State Plan is available to review at www.wvsilc.org/docs/WV SPIL 2021-2023 DRAFT and you may submit comments on the SILC website at www.wvsilc.org/spilcomments.htm starting April 6, 2020.

To request a copy of the plan, assistance preparing written comments, or for more information, contact kathi.young@wvsilc.org or call 1-855-855-9743.



Current West Virginia SPIL

West Virginia is required to write a new State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) every three years and submit it to the Independent Living Administration (ILA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for approval. The SPIL must be jointly developed and submitted by the SILC and the WV Centers for Independent Living (CILs).

The SILC established a team, including representatives from the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and the Designated State Entity (DSE) the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services, to write the new SPIL for federal fiscal years 2017-2019 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2019). Public forums were held in nine different locations across WV to gather input for the plan. The team considered all input from the public forums in writing the SPIL as well as feedback received on-line and at two public meetings on the draft SPIL.

The SPIL was approved by the CILs and by the SILC and submitted to ACL in June 2016. It was approved by ACL without any problems on September 1, 2016 and implementation of the new SPIL, primarily by the CILs, began October 1, 2016. A 1-year extension to the 2017-2019 SPIL was approved on September 26, 2019. Thde extended SPIL can be found here.

The SPIL governs all programs and activities funded by Title VII, Part B funds received by the state under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. It also governs programs and activities funded by state funds for the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services program and for Independent Living Services.

Mission: To ensure all West Virginians are valued equally and participate fully in their communities.

Goal 1: People with disabilities have access to the community-based resources they need.

Goal 2: Independent Living services are available and operate efficiently.

Goal 3: All West Virginians with disabilities have access to a CIL.

The SPIL may be viewed or downloaded here, or a printed copy may be requested by contacting the SILC office at 304-766-4624 or 1-855-855-9743 or via email.

State Plan for Independent Living (FY 2014-2016)