(a) Funds appropriated to the designated state entity for independent living services
shall be administered by the designated state entity and may be used to fund any service
or activity included in the state plan for independent living, including funding centers
for independent living. In order to qualify for funding, a center for independent living shall meet the
definition and comply with the standards and indicators therefor, as established in
the federal act.
(b) Subject to availability, the state plan may designate funds for purposes including,
but not limited to, the following:
(1) To provide independent living services to eligible individuals with significant
(2) To demonstrate ways to expand and improve independent living services;
(3) To support the operation of centers for independent living;
(4) To support activities to increase the capacities of centers for independent living
to develop comprehensive approaches or systems for providing independent living services;
(5) To conduct studies and analyses, gather information, develop model policies and
procedures and present information, approaches, strategies, findings, conclusions
and recommendations to policymakers in order to enhance independent living services
for individuals with disabilities;
(6) To train individuals with disabilities and individuals who provide services to
them and other persons regarding the independent living philosophy; and
(7) To provide outreach to populations that are unserved or underserved by programs
under this act, including minority groups and urban and rural populations.
As provided in the state plan, funds appropriated for the purposes of this article
shall be utilized directly by the designated state entity for the provision of independent
living services or through grants or contracts, with the approval of the council,
to agencies that meet the definition of and comply with the standards and indicators
for centers for independent living set forth in the federal act.
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