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.
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.