What is the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)?
The State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is a required federal document, developed jointly by the SILC and the designated state programs that administer Oregon's federal or state Independent Living funding. These designated programs include the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) and the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB). The SPIL outlines goals and objectives for Oregon's Independent Living (IL) program, outreach plans, funding priorities, resource and staffing plans, collaboration and partnership activities, and information about the expansion of the CIL Network.
The State Plan is revised and resubmitted to the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration for approval at least once every three years.
How is the State Plan for Independent Living developed?
The goals and objectives of the State Plan are developed collaboratively by the SILC, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Oregon Commission for the Blind, and the Network of Centers for Independent Living, based on information identified through a statewide assessment of Independent Living service needs and consumer satisfaction surveys.
Surveys, focus groups and community forums are all possible methods for gathering the information necessary to assess statewide IL service needs.
The public has opportunity to review and comment on the draft of the State Plan before it is finalized and submitted for federal approval.
View a summary of the State Plan for Independent Living
View the complete text of the State Plan for Independent Living