ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
U.S. Department of Education

RSA-704 Part I for IL program for North Carolina - H169A090050 FY2009

Subpart I - Administrative Data

Indicate amount received by the DSU as per each funding source. Enter 0 for none.

Item 1 - All Federal Funds Received

(A) Title VII, Ch. 1, Part B
518,401

(B) Title VII, Ch. 1, Part C - For 723 states Only
0

(C) Title VII, Ch. 2
544,167

(D) Other Federal Funds
3,025,372

Item 2 - Other Government Funds

(E) State Government Funds
12,210,445

(F) Local Government Funds
0

Item 3 - Private Resources

(G) Fees for Service (program income, etc.)
0

(H) Other resources
0

Item 4 - Total Income

Total income = (A)+(B)+(C)+(D)+(E)+(F)+(G)+(H)
16,298,385

Item 5 - Pass-Through Funds

Amount of other funds received as pass through funds to consumers (include funds, received on behalf of consumers, that are subsequently passed on to consumers, e.g., personal assistance services, representative payee funds, Medicaid funds, etc.)
0

Item 6 - Net Operating Resources


[Total Income (Section 4) minus Pass-Through Funds amount (Section 5) = Net Operating Resources
16,298,385

What Activities were Conducted with Part B Funds? Expenditures of Part B Funds by DSU Staff Expenditures for Services Rendered by Grant or Contract
(1) Provided resources to the SILC to carry out its functions 22,845 100,000
(2) Provided IL services to individuals with significant disabilities 0 229,267
(3) Demonstrated ways to expand and improve IL services 0 0
(4) Supported the general operation of CILs that are in compliance with the standards and assurances set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of section 725 of the Act 0 57,479
(5) Supported activities to increase capacity to develop approaches or systems for providing IL services 0 26,853
(6) Conducted studies and analyses, gathered information, developed model policies, and presented findings in order to enhance IL services 2,002 0
(7) Provided training regarding the IL philosophy 0 0
(8) Provided outreach to unserved or underserved populations, including minority groups and urban and rural populations 0 0
Name of Grantee or Contractor Use of Funds (based on the activities listed in Suppart 1, Section B) Amount of Part B Funds Amount of Non-Part B Funds Consumer Eligibility Determined By DSU or Provider CSRs Kept With DSU or Provider
Alliance of Disability Advocates Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 14,640 0 Provider Provider
Disability Resource Center Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 120,693 0 Provider Provider
Disability Rights & Resources Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 12,904 0 Provider Provider
Eastern NC CIL Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 108,575 0 Provider Provider
Joy A. Shabazz CIL Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 14,535 0 Provider Provider
Pathways to the Future Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 16,006 0 Provider Provider
The Adaptables Inc. Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 11,251 0 Provider Provider
Western Alliance Operation Expensediverse trgassist. tech.transitioning 14,614 0 Provider Provider

Describe the objectives, activities and results for each Part B grant or contract awarded for purposes other than IL services or the general operation of centers.

N/A

Provide a summary of the program or fiscal review, evaluation and monitoring conducted by the state of any of the grantees/contractors receiving Part B funds during the reporting year.

Performance contracts were prepared between the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the eight (8) Centers for Independent Living (CIL) and the NC Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). The contracts were reviewed, evaluated and monitored according to State contract rules and regulations. A Scope of Work was prepared by the CILs and SILC which was incorporated into their individual contracts. The Scope of Work identified the activities, outputs, standards, measures, completion dates and budget for the activities to be conducted. Each individual contractor sent invoices to the DVRS Contract Administrator with a report of the activities completed in accordance with the schedule in the Scope of Work and terms of the contract. The Contract Administrator reviewed the reports and invoices, and prepared and submitted the packet requesting payment to DVR?s Fiscal Services Unit. The packets were reviewed and evaluated by the Unit?s Accountant and then submitted for final payment to the NC Controller?s Office.

Item 1 - Administrative Support Services

Describe any administrative support services, including staffing, provided by the DSU to the Part B Program.

Please refer to Subpart V, Section C, item 2 for description of administrative support services provided to the SILC.

Item 2 - Staffing

Enter requested staff information for the DSU and service providers listed in Section C, above (excluding Part C funded CILs)

Type of Staff Total Number of FTEs FTEs filled by Individuals with Disabilities
Decision Making 0.00 0.00
Other Staff 0.50 0.50

Item 1 - Distribution of Part C Funds to Centers

Name of CIL Amount of Part C Funding Received Cost of Living Increase? Excess Funds After Cost of Living Increase? New Center? Onsite Compliance Review of Center?
0        

Item 2 - Administrative Support Services

Describe the administrative support services used by the DSU to administer the Part C program.

Item 3 - Monitoring and Onsite Compliance Reviews

Provide a summary of the monitoring activities involving Part C centers conducted by the state during the current reporting year, including the onsite reviews of at least 15% of centers receiving Part C funds under section 723. The summary should include, at least, the following:
  • centers' level of compliance with the standards and assurances in Section 725 of the Act;
  • any adverse actions taken against centers;
  • any corrective action plans entered into with centers; and
  • exemplary, replicable or model practices for centers.

Item 4 - Updates or Issues

Provide any updates to the administration of the Part C program by the DSU, if any, including any significant changes in the amount of earmarked funds or any changes in the order of priorities in the distribution of Part C funds. Provide a description of any issues of concern addressed by the DSU in its administration of the Part C program.

Subpart II - Number and Types of Individuals With Significant Disabilities Receiving Services

(1) Enter the number of active CSRs carried over from September 30 of the preceding reporting year
2,868

(2) Enter the number of CSRs started since October 1 of the reporting year
3,175

(3) Add lines (1) and (2) to get the total number of consumers served
6,043

(1) Moved
35

(2) Withdrawn
154

(3) Died
150

(4) Completed all goals set
2,566

(5) Other
124

(6) Add lines (1) + (2) + (3) + (4) +(5) to get total CSRs closed
3,029

Indicate the number of CSRs active on September 30th of the reporting year.

Section A(3) [minus] Section (B)(6) = Section C
3,014

Indicate the number of consumers in each category below.

(1) Number of consumers who signed a waiver
31

(2) Number of consumers with whom an ILP was developed
6,012

Indicate the number of consumers in each category below.

(1) Under 5 years old
2

(2) Ages 5 - 19
62

(3) Ages 20 - 24
136

(4) Ages 25 - 59
3,289

(5) Age 60 and Older
2,464

(6) Age unavailable
90

Indicate the number of consumers in each category below.

(1) Number of Females served
4,010

(2) Number of Males served
2,033

Indicate the number of consumers served in each category below. Each consumer may be counted under ONLY ONE of the following categories in the 704 Report, even if the consumer reported more than one race and/or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity).

(1) American Indian or Alaska Native
69

(2) Asian
12

(3) Black or African American
2,595

(4) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
6

(5) White
3,250

(6) Hispanic/Latino of any race or Hispanic/Latino only
21

(7) Two or more races
16

(8) Race and ethnicity unknown
74

Indicate the number of consumers in each category below.

(1) Cognitive
17

(2) Mental/Emotional
34

(3) Physical
4,968

(4) Hearing
230

(5) Vision
12

(6) Multiple Disabilities
770

(7) Other
12

Subpart III - Individual Services and Achievements Funded through Title VII, Chapter 1, Part B Funds

For the reporting year, indicate in the chart below how many consumers requested and received each of the following IL services. Include all consumers who were provided services during the reporting year through Part B funds, either directly by DSU staff or via grants or contracts with other providers. Do not include consumers who were served by any centers that received Part C funds during the reporting year.

Services Consumers
Requesting
Services
Consumers
Receiving
Services
(A) Advocacy/Legal Services 289 243
(B) Assistive Technology 277 184
(C) Children's Services 14 12
(D) Communication Services 259 171
(E) Counseling and Related Services 489 484
(F) Family Services 29 19
(G) Housing, Home Modifications, and Shelter Services 100 88
(H) IL Skills Training and Life Skills Training 469 374
(I) Information and Referral Services 5,657 5,611
(J) Mental Restoration Services 5 5
(K) Mobility Training 189 187
(L) Peer Counseling Services 216 176
(M) Personal Assistance Services 101 76
(N) Physical Restoration Services 5 4
(O) Preventive Services 14 13
(P) Prostheses, Orthotics, and Other Appliances 3 2
(Q) Recreational Services 104 57
(R) Rehabilitation Technology Services 70 38
(S) Therapeutic Treatment 17 8
(T) Transportation Services 214 136
(U) Youth/Transition Services 27 20
(V) Vocational Services 65 35
(W) Other Services 121 91

Item 1 - Goals Related to Increased Independence in a Significant Life Area

Indicate the number of consumers who set goals related to the following significant life areas, the number whose goals are still in progress, and the number who achieved their goals as a result of the provision of IL services.

Significant Life Area Goals Set Goals Achieved In Progress
(A) Self-Advocacy/Self-Empowerment 323 168 110
(B) Communication 315 141 77
(C) Mobility/Transportation 276 147 60
(D) Community-Based Living 102 48 23
(E) Educational 120 37 41
(F) Vocational 72 22 28
(G) Self-care 457 195 165
(H) Information Access/Technology 208 96 51
(I) Personal Resource Management 161 75 43
(J) Relocation from a Nursing Home or Institution to Community-Based Living 4 4 0
(K) Community/Social Participation 220 112 55
(L) Other 81 38 32

 

Item 2 - Improved Access To Transportation, Health Care and Assistive Technology

(A) Table
Area Number of Consumers Requiring Access Number of Consumers Achieving Access Number of Consumers Whose Access is in Progress
(A) Transportation 169 91 33
(B) Health Care Services 95 62 25
(C) Assistive Technology 142 81 33

Note: For most IL services, a consumers access to previously unavailable transportation, health care and assistive technology is documented through his or her CSR. In some instances, consumers may achieve an outcome solely through information and referral (I&R) services. To document these instances as successful outcomes, providers are not required to create CSRs for these consumers but must be able to document that follow-up contacts with these consumers showed access to previously unavailable transportation, health care and assistive technology.


(B) I&R Information

To inform RSA how many service providers engage in I&R follow-up contacts regarding access to transportation, health care services or assistive technology, please indicate the following:

Follow-up contacts with I&R recipients

The service provider did not engage in follow-up contacts with I&R recipients to document access gained to previously unavailable transportation, health care or assistive technology.

During the 2008 - 2009 SFY, the ILRP received $12,188,747.00 case service dollars from the NC General Assembly and $2,913,098.79 of Social Security Administration Receipts which served 5,313 individuals with significant disabilities during this reporting period. The services provided by the ILRP allowed individuals with disabilities to live more independently in the community, prevent nursing home placement and assist individuals in transitioning from skilled nursing facilities. The type of services that the ILRP provided included home and vehicle modifications, adaptive equipment and assistive devices, personal assistance services, recreation therapy, assistive technology, and guidance and counseling. The ILRP referred individuals to other resources as needed including the CILs. The 10% State match in the amount of $51,841.00 was used to provide individuals with personal assistance services.

Zero Part B dollars were used by the Division of Services for the Blind as 100% of those funds were allocated to support the function of the NC Statewide Independent Living Council and the goals and activities of the NC State Plan for Independent Living. The independent living rehabilitation services provided by the Division of Services for the Blind were funded with state dollars and social security reimbursement funds.

Subpart IV - Community Activities and Coordination

Item 1 - Community Activities Table

In the table below, summarize the community activities involving the DSU, SILC and CILs in the Statewide Network of Centers (excluding Part C fund recipients) during the reporting year. For each activity, identify the primary disability issue(s) addressed as well as the type of activity conducted. Indicate the entity(ies) primarily involved and the time spent. Describe the primary objective(s) and outcome(s) for each activity. Add more rows as necessary.

Issue Area Activity Type Primary Entity Hours Spent Objectives Outcome(s)
Other Collaboration/Networking Mayor`s Comm. for persons with disabilities ILRP dRC etc. 24 Improve & enhance quality of life for persons with disabilities by resolving issues Ongoing issues resolved
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. Mayor`s Comm. for persons with disabilities dRC VR ILRP 2 Recognize employers of persons with disabilities as well as employees and public regarding hiring persons with disabilities Yearly function
Health care Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC ILRP VR and other providers and agencies 5 Educate individuals with disabilities about resources and services available Educated those in attendance
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. UNCW Recreation Dept dRC ILRP VR other agencies 8 Educate and increase awareness of recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities Educated those in attendance
Other Collaboration/Networking dRC ILRP Bridge 2 Bridge Sports 2 Information and education regarding recreational opportunities through a new grant in our area Will be ongoing
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. Wilmington Disabled Assoc. VR ILRP dRC sponsors 8 Persons with disabilities actively participate in new water sports Educated those in attendance. Yearly event
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC YMCA Wilmington Dis.Ath.Assoc.UNCW City of Wilmington 40 Educate and increase awareness of recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities Hands on participation by spectators Mayor and other VIP`s increased awareness of recreation for the disabled. Yearly event.
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC VR Wilmington Tennis Assoc Wilmington Dis.Ath.Assoc. 20 Persons with disabilities actively participate in learning tennis Educated those in attendance. Yearly event.
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC 40 Educate and increase awareness of resources and opportunities for persons with disabilities Educated those in attendance. One time event.
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC New Hanover Co. Board of Commissioners 40 Establish increased awareness and collaboration among all agencies serving the disabled. Educated all those in attendance at the various events
Other Collaboration/Networking dRC ILRP 4 Collaborate on services offered by both entities and coordination Ongoing
Other Collaboration/Networking dRC ILRP VR DHOH DSB & Other agencies 3 Increase awareness of services available for persons with disabilities Educated and collaborated with agencies present. Ongoing.
Other Collaboration/Networking VR ILRP dRC DSU CIL SILC NCIL 14 Collaboration Educated and collaborated with entities present. Ongoing effort.
Other Community/Systems Advocacy dRC Wave Transit ILRP DHOH NC DD Council 20 To identify key areas of concern that has caused an obstacle/barrier for people with disabilities who want to live freely and independently in their home/community. Identified 4 key issues of concern from individuals with disabilities from New Hanover and Brunswick County for the NCDAN organization to advocate.
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. Kincaid & Associates dRC Wavecrest Associates 15 Provide education and resources on guardianship Educated those in attendance
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. Kincaid & Associates dRC Wavecrest Associates 15 Provide education and resources on establishing a Special Needs Trust Educated those in attendance
Other Community/Systems Advocacy dRC ACCESS YMCA 96 To advocate for the development of a Miracle Field and playground City and County officials just granted approval for us to proceed.
Other Collaboration/Networking VR DSB NC CILs dRC 64 Collaboration review monitor and discuss SPIL goals and progress Identified progress made and targeted areas for improvement and completion of SPIL goals
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. dRC and other Human Service Agencies in Brunswick Co. 12 To increase awareness and educate other service agencies about dRC Educated and collaborated with agencies present. Ongoing effort.
Other Collaboration/Networking dRC United Way 960 To serve as a host agency with the United Way Senior Aide program A part-time 20 hour Senior Aide with a disability has been assigned to our center
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. YMCA dRC and other local agencies 4 Educate individual with disabilities about resources and services available Educated those in attendance
Assistive technology Community Ed. and Public Info. NC ATP dRC 8 Educate individual with disabilities AT and resources available through CILS Educated those in attendance
Other Outreach Efforts dRC 6 Educate individuals about volunteer opportunities at dRC Educated those in attendance
Housing Community/Systems Advocacy dRC Wilmington Housing Authority sponsors 10 To educate individuals who work in housing and with people with disabilities in housing on need for more housing for the disabled Educated approximately 100 individuals in attendance
Other Collaboration/Networking Special Needs Task for New Hanover Co dRC 12 To evaluate and improve services to people with disabilities in times of emergency. Ongoing discussion revisions and implementation of emergency management plans.
Housing Community/Systems Advocacy dRC 10 yr plan to end homelessness other soc.serv.agencies 24 To provide information and education about support services dRC can provide to people who are disabled and homeless Ongoing involvement and recommendation to the committee on helping individuals with disabilities who are homeless obtain SSI/SSDI
Other Outreach Efforts dRC 16 Encourage self-expression through art and improve socialization skills 8 students received 2 hours of art and socialization
Other Collaboration/Networking DR&R dRC 8 Educate dRC Board members on CIL Philosophy Standards & Assurance and Governance 12 board members received the training
Other Community/Systems Advocacy Senator Boseman Rep. McIntyre dRC 3 To advocate for system change in the services programs and elimination of barriers in our community. Educated our local Legislative Representatives on key issues
Other Collaboration/Networking ENC 18 Network of community representatives meet on a monthly basis to gather and share information Network links available resources with needs in the community. Usually 20-35 agencies represented at meetings.
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC 12 To advocate for transportation and resources for people with disabilities. Better accessibility to transportation especially in rural areas of Pitt County.
Housing Collaboration/Networking ENC Greenville Housing Auth. ILRP Brain Injury Assn. 2 Meeting to discuss Independent Living Skills Training Program for Ventura Apartments Training program will instruct apartment residents on household management skills
Housing Community Ed. and Public Info. ENC Pitt Co. Mem. Hospital Rehab Dept ADA CIL 1 Attended and gave out information and referrals to ENC-CIL Hospital serves eastern NC - provided opportunity to make contact with potential clients in rural underserved areas.
Other Outreach Efforts ENC 4 To distribute ENC-CIL brochurches to key locations in Wilson County. More awareness of services provided by ENC-CIL in out-lying rural county.
Other Outreach Efforts Down East Survivors/Brain Injury Support Group ENC Staff 1 Attended monthly meeting and gave out More awareness of services provided by ENC-CIL in Pitt and out-lying rural counties
Other Outreach Efforts ECBH/Walter Vincent Targeted Unit ENC Staff 1 Attended monthly and gave out information More awareness of services provided by ENC-CIL in Pitt and out-lying rural counties
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. ENC 1 TV Interview ? the group?s facilitator discussed the Women With A Disability Peer Support Group and ENC-CIL More awareness of services provided by ENC-CIL in Pitt and out-lying rural counties [TV Viewing audience of 250000 households]
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. ENC Pitt Co. Mem. Hospital staff Regional Rehab Dept ILRP 10 Train people with disabilities to give VPV support to persons with disabilities and their family members More awareness of services provided by ENC in Pitt and out-lying rural counties; ENC created 13 training notebooks travel resource notebooks and 5 trainer notebooks. 6 disabled people trained.
Other Collaboration/Networking ENC STAR Volunteers ECU NCILR Brain Injury Assn ILRP 12 Expose people with disabilities and their families to various forms of the arts. Approx. 30 persons with disabilities attended and participated in music art and poetry activities
Other Outreach Efforts ENC 9 Attended and gave out information and referrals to ENC-CIL More awareness of services provided by ENC-CIL to event participants
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. ENC 2 Expose ECU students to information regarding people with disabilities 16 students were made more aware of disability etiquette ENC-CIL & IL/VR Programs
Other Community/Systems Advocacy ENC Staff NC DAN 2 Assemble people with disabilities and advocates to take action on disability issues 11 consumers and advocates attended including 3 consumers from Pantego NC (Beaufort County)
Other Community Ed. and Public Info. ENC local city/county cable access Channel 23 (GPAT) 1 To inform the community of the services offered by various agencies and associations ENC video detailed the philosophy 4-core services 3-county service area & contact info. The spot played at least 6-8 times and will have to opportunity to be used in fill-in spots. Pot. 100k viewed.
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC 1 To make City Bus more accessible in several areas of the city limits (Ex. No sidewalks or accessible loading areas which creates a safety issue.) 9 people attended. City decided to move bus stop off of state right of way to city right of way.
Other Collaboration/Networking ENC ARC of Pitt County 1 Met to discuss transitioning and funding Need to Collaborate More
Health care Collaboration/Networking American Red Cross ENC Staff 2 To provide information to people caring for loved ones with Dementia/Alzheimer`s Provided information to 5 consumers who attended workshop
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC Staff City of Greenville Public Works Dept. 1 To correct accessibility/safety issues Requesting that crosswalk buttons be made accessible check angle of incline for curb cuts check on the need for guardrails on sidewalks near the PCMH lake
Assistive technology Technical Assistance ILRP Regional Rehab. Center 3 To provide the opportunity for people with disabilities to experience river activities The activities and social events promote a healthy active lifestyle. 40 participants having cross disabilities attended from Pitt Beaufort and Wilson Counties.
Transportation Collaboration/Networking ENC and American Red Cross Pitt Co. Chapter 3 To collaborate in the distribution of Emergency Preparedness info in areas jointly served Enhance awareness in areas served especially in the rural underserved areas regarding Emergency Preparedness
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC NC Governor`s Office 1 Letter written to Governor Perdue highlighting the lack of information in the NC DMV Handbook regarding accessible parking spaces/pavement markings and how to properly park in those spaces Received response from Governor Beverly Perdue stating someone from the NCDMV would contact ENC-CIL regarding these issues of concern
Other Outreach Efforts ENC 2 To provide information regarding ADA ENC-CIL IL/VR and STAR ENC-CIL Info Table was observed by the 200+ people present at Sunday in the Park
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC 2 To assure a voice in Pitt County. On-going
Transportation Community/Systems Advocacy ENC Pitt County Safety Coalition 3 To advocate for individuals with disabilities concerning sidewalk safety and mobility device regulations 100 meeting participants were made more aware of the safety concerns regarding sidewalk safety and mobility device regulations
Other Community/Systems Advocacy ENC Pitt-Greenville Fire Marshall 2 To help distinguish people w/ disabilities upon registration for emergency evacuation purposes; to have notice of evacuation procedures in formats that people w/ disabilities can understand & access 12 participants were made more aware of emergency preparedness measures to have in place at their hotels in regards to hotel guests with disabilities
Other Outreach Efforts ENC 2 To increase the awareness of the services offered by ENC-CIL 20 community representatives present; 40 brochures distributed. Community reps in Beaufort Co. were made more aware of services offered by ENC-CIL

Item 2 - Description of Community Activities

For the community activities mentioned above, provide any additional details such as the role of the DSU, SILC, CIL, and/or consumers, names of any partner organizations and further descriptions of the specific activities, services and benefits.

ACHIEVEMENTS REPORTED BY PART B CILs: disAbility Resource Center

disAbility Resource Center has collaborated with Project Access, a non-profit who has begun construction of a State-of-the-Art baseball field and playground area for children with disabilities.

Wave Transit - dRC continues to work closely with our City's Public Transportation Department to address public transportation needs and problems. dRC also conducted an accessibility study of bus stops in collaboration with the NC ADA Transportation Project. An employee of Wave Transit is also a member of our Board.

The New Hanover County Advisory Council on Education for Children with Special Needs - the Executive Director was recently appointed to a 2 year term with the New Hanover County Advisory Council on Education for Children with Special Needs and chairs the Awareness Committee for the Council.

United Way and the 10 year Plan to end Homelessness -the Executive Director is a member of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and is a member of the Support and Services Committee. dRC provides valuable input into the housing crisis for people with disabilities and the "face of homelessness" among people with disabilities. As a result of our involvement in educating and increasing the awareness of the large number of people with disabilities who are at "high risk" of being homeless while their disability benefits application is pending, dRC was able to advocate for 25 new housing vouchers for the non-elderly disabled.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has been very supportive of our Center this past year. They have supported many of our projects through in-kind donation of media announcements and public proclamations for various events, including our ADA Celebration and the Port City Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities - dRC attends the monthly meeting to provide input and monitoring issues related to consumers in our service area.

UNCW's Department of Education - School of Special Education. dRC has recently began a partnership to create a tutoring program for school aged children who could benefit from Tutoring Services as a result of cuts in CAP services or financial need.

UNCW's Recreation Therapy Department and dRC continue to work on various recreation projects within our community, including Accessible Recreation Day, Wheelchair Basketball, Adaptive Golf Clinic, Adaptive Tennis and Adaptive Water Sports Day.

Partnership with the Star News allows our center and vice-president to provide the community with valuable information and resources to people with disabilities. Our Vice- President publishes an article every Saturday in the Star News that highlights various issues important to people with disabilities.

Eastern North Carolina Center for Independent Living, Inc. (ENC)

The continued association/collaboration between ENC-CIL, INC. staff/BOD members, S.T.A.R. [Support Team for Active Recreation] Regional Rehab Center, ILRP, and ECU is a win-win partnership for all concerned, especially our consumers. This association provides our consumers the opportunity to be exposed to the cultural arts, social/holiday gatherings, camping trips, boating, beach/river excursions, bowling and numerous other sports, especially the Adapted Sports Day held at East Carolina University.

Efforts have been made this year to better inform the business community on how it can partner with ENC-CIL, Inc. to help make their business more attractive to people with disabilities, (i.e. Emergency Preparedness Training for Hotels/Motels).

Efforts have been made to have staff/BOD members present at Commission/committee meetings scheduled by the City of Greenville and Pitt County in order to assure that people with disabilities are included/involved in the planning process of the City/County.

The two DSUs, NCSILC and CILs continue their efforts to maximize the cooperation, coordination, and working relationships among other state agencies on the NCSILC, other councils that address the need of specific disability populations and issues, and other public and private entities. The DSUs shared information with the NCSILC on activities, assessment, and changes in services and programs in order to keep the NCSILC updated on the DSUs' programs for individuals with disabilities. The Leadership of both DSUs actively participated in NCSILC meetings and initiatives. The ILRP and CILs continued to share referrals and information with consumers. Each new ILRP client was provided with the CIL referral information/brochure.

Subpart V - Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

Item 1 - Current SILC Composition

In the chart below, provide the requested information for each SILC member. The category in which the member was appointed can be described, for example, as ex-officio state agency representative, other state agency representative, center representative, person with a disability not employed by a center or state agency, section 121 funded project director, parent of person with a disability, community advocate, other service provider, etc. Include current vacancies, along with the corresponding appointment category for each. Add more rows as necessary.

Name of SILC member Employed by CIL, State Agency or Neither Appointment Category Voting or Non-Voting Term Start Date Term End Date
Dorothy Frye Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 10/12/2007 09/30/2010
Ruth Haines Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 11/15/2004 09/30/2010
Darla Sykes Bates Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 03/21/2007 09/30/2010
Stacy Milburn Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 11/16/2004 09/30/2010
Philip Woodward Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 11/30/2005 09/30/2010
Barbara Davis Center Director of CIL chosen Directors of CILs within the State Voting 03/22/2007 09/30/2010
Michael Martin Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 12/01/2005 09/30/2011
Randy Powell Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 07/10/2008 07/30/2011
Camille Leacock Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 09/30/2008 09/30/2011
Jeff McLoud Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 01/23/2006 09/30/2011
Michael Murray Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 01/17/2008 09/30/2011
Kelly Rowe Rodriquez Center Person with Disabilities Voting 10/05/2006 09/30/2009
Clyde Goodwin Neither Person with Disabilities Voting 10/11/2006 09/30/2009
Holly Riddle State agency Ex-Officio Non-voting 06/03/2008 03/30/2014
Vicki Smith State agency Ex-Officio Non-voting 06/03/2008 06/30/2014
Cynthia Temoshenko State agency Ex-Officio Non-voting 09/30/2008 09/30/2014
Cynthia Speigh State agency Ex-Officio Non-voting 12/12/2000 12/31/2009
Susanna Bourgeois State agency Ex-Officio Non-voting 09/25/2008 09/30/2014

Item 2 - SILC Composition Requirements

Please provide the information requested in the chart below. Include any current vacancies in a particular appointment category.

(A) How many members are on the SILC?
18

(B) How many members of the SILC are individuals with disabilities not employed by a state agency or a center for independent living?
10

(C) How many members of the SILC are voting members?
13

(D) How many of the voting members of the SILC are individuals with disabilities not employed by a state agency or a center for independent living?
10

Item 1 - Statewide Representation

Describe how the SILC is composed of members who provide statewide representation.

Region 1: Counties of Ashe, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke and Cleveland and all counties to their West. Four NCSILC members represent this area covering twenty-two counties. One is in Jackson County and three are in Buncombe County.

Region 2: Counties of Rockingham, Guilford, Randolph, Moore and Scotland and all counties to their West to Region 1. Three NCSILC members represent this area covering twenty-six counties. One is in Forsyth County, one is in Guilford County and one is in Moore County.

Region 3: Counties of Northampton, Halifax, Edgecombe, Wilson, Wayne, Sampson, Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick and all counties to their West to Region 2. Eight NCSILC members represent this area covering twenty-seven counties. One is in Franklin County, one is in Orange County, two are in Nash County, two are in Cumberland County and one is in Bladen County.

Region 4: All counties East of Region 3. Three NCSILC members represent this area covering twenty-five counties. Two are in Pitt County and one is in Lenoir County.

Item 2 - Broad Range of Individuals with Disabilities from Diverse Backgrounds

Describe how the SILC members represent a board range of individuals with disabilities from diverse backgrounds.

NCSILC has 6 members with physical/mobility disabilities, 2 members with vision loss, two members with hearing loss, two members with cognitive disabilities, and one member with a mental disability. Several members have multiple disabilities that include two or more categories.

NCSILC has seven female voting members and six male voting members. NCSILC has eleven Caucasian members, five African American members, one Hispanic member and one Asian American member.

Item 3 - Knowledgeable about IL

Describe how SILC members are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and independent living services.

North Carolina residents interested in membership in the NCSILC complete and submit an application developed by the Development Committee of the NCSILC and available through the NCSILC website (WWW.NCSILC.ORG). During the interview process, the Development Committee is able to determine the individual?s knowledge about centers for independent living and independent living services. Once the NCSILC members have voted to submit the name(s) of the interested individual(s), the Development Committee Chair submits the applicant?s information to the Governor's Office for consideration by the Governor for membership appointment.

North Carolina residents may also submit a letter of interest and a resume directly to the Governor's Office. Included in the letter or resume, they describe their knowledge, experiences and participation in activities, committees and/or community organizations that promote the independent living philosophy.

In addition, the NCSILC offers Members' Orientation at least once a year. This orientation reviews the Rehabilitation Act and history of IL, duties and responsibilities of NCSILC members and the DSUs, current NC-SPIL goals and objectives, and opportunities for involvement as new members. New members are given a member handbook with all the information provided at the orientation. New members are strongly encouraged to attend the orientation, and the training is open to all members who would like to attend.

Item 1 - SILC Staff

Please provide the name and contact information for the SILC executive director. Indicate the number and titles of any other SILC staff, if applicable. Also indicate whether any SILC staff is also a state agency employee.

Chris O'Hanlon, Executive Director

401 Oberlin Road, Suite 115

Raleigh, NC 27605

(919) 835-3636 silcraleigh@yahoo.com

Sandi Curtis, Administrative Assistant

Freida Moore, Fiscal Administrative Assistant

Item 2 - SILC Support

Describe the administrative support services provided by the DSU, if any.

The DSU provided full administrative support services to the SILC from October 1, 2008 until March 15, 2009 when the SILC entered into a performance based contract with DVRS. The DSU continued to provide limited administrative support services to the SILC until May 1, 2009 when the Executive Director was hired and assumed this responsibility. The support services included:

(1) Processing, completion and submission of all appropriate forms related to travel reimbursement, personal assistance, subsistence and other travel expenses.

(2) Making all travel and meeting arrangements for NCSILC Committees and the NCSILC Quarterly meetings; these include arrangements for meals, meeting rooms, hotel lodging, training/meeting supplies and materials.

(3) Labeling, preparing correspondence and packages of information to be mailed to members, tracking and follow up on NCSILC expenses related to NC-SPIL activities, making arrangements for teleconferences and emails for the Chair and other members.

(4) Researching information requested by the Chair

(5) Making arrangements for the provision of documents and other material in alternative formats, copying of the final agenda and other documents to be distributed at the NCSILC meetings; and insuring that interpreters and assisting listening devices are available and in place for all meetings.

(6) Other administrative support as requested.

Item 1 - SILC Duties

Provide a summary of SILC activities conducted during the reporting year related to the SILC's duties listed below.

(A) State Plan Development

Describe any activities related to the joint development of the state plan. Include any activities in preparation for developing the state plan, such as needs assessments, evaluations of consumer satisfaction, hearings and forums.

In preparation for writing the 2011 - 2013 SPIL, a training session was held on September 17, 2009 and Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, NCIL, was the facilitator. Members of the SILC, CIL executive directors and DSU staff including the ILRP office managers attended the training session.

(B) Monitor, Review and Evaluate the Implementation of the State Plan

Describe any activities related to the monitoring, review and evaluation of the implementation of the state plan.

The DSU, NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, monitored the expenses of the NCSILC and Part B monies spent to implement the NC State Plan for Independent Living. The DSU shared this information with the NCSILC Chair who then created a report to be presented to the full membership at the quarterly SILC meetings. The Chair also updated the NCSILC Executive Committee on the status of the budget on a regular basis. NCSILC Committee Chairs were provided a breakdown of Part B funds allocated for their Committee's activities.

The NCSILC Committee Chairs presented reports to the full NCSILC at each quarterly meeting. These reports included activities completed within their NC-SPIL Goal Objectives, activities in progress and activities planned for the upcoming quarter.

(C) Coordination With Other Disability Councils

Describe the SILC's coordination of activities with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) established under section 105, if the state has such a Council, or the commission described in section 101(a)(21)(A), if the state has such a commission, and councils that address the needs of specific disability populations and issues under other Federal law. Please state whether the SILC has at least one representative serving as a member of the SRC and whether the SILC has any members serving on other councils, boards or commissions in the state.

The Chair of NCSILC designated a representative to sit on the NC State Rehabilitation Council, who attended the quarterly meetings. NCSILC members served on other councils, boards and commissions including the NC Commission for the Blind, NC Assistive Technology Grant Advisory Council, NC Mental Health Planning Council, NCCDD, NC-TASH and NC-DAN. The NCSILC has ex-officio representation from not only the two (2) DSUs, but also the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities, NC Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Disability Rights North Carolina (NC's Protection and Advocacy Agency).

(D) Public Meeting Requirements

Describe how the SILC has ensured that all regularly scheduled meetings and other public hearings and forums hosted by the SILC are open to the public and sufficient advance notice is provided.

All NCSILC meetings are open to the public and in accordance with the North Carolina Open Meetings Law. All meetings are publicized via the standard state procedure for Open Meeting compliance. The NCSILC posts the quarterly meeting dates and places on their website. There is contact information for anyone to make comments, apply for membership or ask questions. The meeting dates for NCSILC are set for the entire upcoming year at the last quarterly meeting.

Item 2 - Other Activities

Describe any other SILC activities funded by non-Part B funds.

N/A

Please identify the SILC's training and technical assistance needs. The needs identified in this chart will guide the priorities set by RSA for the training and technical assistance provided to CILs and SILCs. For each category, choose up to 10 Priority Needs - Rate items 1-10 with 1 being most important.

Advocacy/Leadship Development

General Overview

Community/Grassroots Organizing

Individual Empowerment

Systems Advocacy
2

Legislative Process

Applicable Laws

General overview and promulgation of various disability laws

Americans with Disabilities Act

Air-Carrier"s Access Act

Fair Housing Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

Medicaid/Medicare/PAS/waivers/long-term care

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended

Social Security Act

Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

Government Performance Results Act of 1993

Assistive Technologies

General Overview

Data Collecting and Reporting

General Overview

704 Reports

Performance Measures contained in 704 Report

Dual Reporting Requirements

Case Service Record Documentation

Disability Awareness and Information

Specific Issues

Evaluation

General Overview

CIL Standards and Indicators

Community Needs Assessment

Consumer Satisfaction Surveys

Focus Groups

Outcome Measures

Financial: Grant Management

General Overview

Federal Regulations

Budgeting

Fund Accounting

Financial: Resource Development

General Overview

Diversification of Funding Base
1 - Most important

Fee-for-Service Approaches

For Profit Subsidiaries

Fund-Raising Events of Statewide Campaigns

Grant Writing

Independent Living Philosophy

General Overview

Innovative Programs

Best Practices

Specific Examples
3

Management Information Systems

Computer Skills
9

Software

Marketing and Public Relations

General Overview

Presentation/Workshop Skills
10 - Least important

Community Awareness

Network Strategies

General Overview

Electronic

Among CILs & SILCs

Community Partners
8

Program Planning

General Overview of Program Management and Staff Development

CIL Executive Directorship Skills Building

Conflict Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution

First-Line CIL Supervisor Skills Building

IL Skills Modules

Peer Mentoring

Program Design

Time Management

Team Building
6

Outreach to Unserved/Underserved Populations

General Overview

Disability

Minority

Institutionalized Potential Consumers

Rural
5

Urban

SILC Roles/Relationship to CILs

General Overview

Development of State Plan for Independent Living

Implementation (monitor & review) of SPIL

Public Meetings

Role and Responsibilities of Executive Board

Role and Responsibilities of General Members

Collaborations with In-State Stakeholders
7

CIL Board of Directors

General Overview

Roles and Responsibilities
4

Policy Development

Recruiting/Increasing Involvement

Volunteer Programs

General Overview

Option Areas and/or Comments

Subpart VI - SPIL Comparison And Updates

Item 1 - Progress in Achieving Objectives and Goals

Describe progress made in achieving the objectives and goals outlined in the most recently approved SPIL. Discuss goals achieved and/or in progress as well as barriers encountered.

Goal 1: Expand the network of Centers for Independent Living.

Description: Increase the number of Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in North Carolina (NC) especially in the unserved and underserved Eastern Region of the State. Expanding the network for Centers in NC will be achieved by providing Part B funding to Grassroots Advocacy Organizations that qualify to become CILs, provide training in Independent Living (IL) philosophy, supporting the existing Centers in NC, training to CILs about diverse disabilities and cultures, and technical assistance to expand accessibility to programs/services for individuals with diverse and significant disabilities.

Progress:

Objective 1: Provide grants for up to two (2) grassroots advocacy organizations for the provision of the four IL core services to be rendered in accordance with Federal regulations to expand, improve or provide services in unserved/underserved areas of eastern North Carolina for a term of three (3) years using the competitive RFA process. Grantees must meet the Rehabilitation Act, Sections 702 and the 725 standards and assurances and definition for a Center for Independent Living, the requirements of the Division of Purchase and Contract in the NC Department of Administration, and have locally based governing boards. The priority will be to fund two Grassroots Advocacy Organizations (GAOs) in the Eastern region of the state.

During this reporting period, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services had a financial assistance contract with two (2) Part B CILs located in Wilmington and Greenville. The contract provided the Part B CILs with the funds for operating expenses and to provide the four IL core services in accordance with federal regulations.

Objective 2: Support training on the history of the IL Movement, IL philosophy, CIL standards and assurances and the steps to becoming a CIL to grassroots advocacy organizations and interested parties in unserved and underserved areas of NC.

During this reporting period, technical assistance training to grassroots organizations interested in becoming a Center for Independent Living was provided on September 14 and 15, 2009. Dan Kessler, NCIL President, was one of the facilitators during this training event. There were nineteen individuals in attendance including representatives from the SILC, CILs and DSU.

Objective 3: Support the existing Part C funded NC Centers for Independent Living with Operational Expenses through 3 year contracts.

During this reporting period, the six Part C funded CILs had a contract with the DSU for operational expenses. The contracts are for a maximum of three years which are required to be amended annually.

Objective 4: Provide funds for training to existing Part C funded CIL staff and Part B funded CIL staff on how to better serve consumers with diverse disabilities and provide funds for Assistive Technology for each CIL to provide access for people with diverse disabilities.

During this reporting period, all eight CILs in NC provided their staff with training on how to better serve consumers with diverse disabilities. The trainings included attending the Building your CILs organization capacity using technology, How to build a peer support program, Fair housing and reasonable accommodations/modifications, Managing anxiety, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, six (6) CILs sent staff to the NCIL Conference, and several CILs participated in numerous ILRU teleconferences and on-line trainings.

During this reporting period, all eight CILs also purchased assistive technology devices or systems that would provide consumers with greater access to their services and resources. Assistive technology purchased included nine computers, four JAWS software programs, a video phone, assistive listening device, two Zoom Text reader software programs, two Zoom Text keyboards, a Zoom Text high contrast keyboard, four large screen monitors, a dragon natural speaking software program, headphones, a TV with close-captioning features, and an Ubi-duo.

Goal 2: Ensure non-profit status of the NCSILC.

Description: NCSILC will follow the process to become a non-profit organization by September 2008.

Progress:

Objective 1: NCSILC will make sure that Articles of Incorporation, Employment Identification Number and State Identification Number are secured and the filing of Federal Application of Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c) (3) is completed.

During this reporting period, the proposed Bylaws were presented and adopted by the full NCSILC at the quarterly meeting in October 2008.

Objective 2: Recruit and hire an Executive Director and Administrative Assistant to oversee and support NCSILC doing business as a non-profit.

During this reporting period, Chris O'Hanlon started his position as the Executive Director on May 1, 2009. Sandi Curtis, Administrative Assistant was hired on August 17, 2009 and Freida Moore, Fiscal Administrative Assistant, was hired on May 3, 2009.

Goal 3: Increase participation and leadership by youth with disabilities.

Description: NCSILC through its Youth Leadership Committee will support young people with disabilities in NC and collaborate with them in expanding their leadership potentials. NCSILC will achieve this by supporting youth with disabilities to hold Youth Leadership Forums in North Carolina; assess the planning and process, trainings in youth involvement techniques and ensuring that NCSILC will always have a youth member representative.

Progress:

Objective 1: NCSILC Youth Leadership Committee will participate in the assessment process of the Youth Leadership Forum. NCSILC will provide funds for NCSILC members' participation expenses.

During this reporting period, the NCSILC Youth Leadership Committee participated in the assessment process of the Youth Leadership Forum and provided a report to the NCSILC during the October quarterly meeting.

Objective 2: Enhance youth involvement and knowledge in advocacy and the independent living movement by conducting statewide regional trainings for youth involvement techniques.

During this reporting period, the NCSILC youth committee produced a tool for youth disability based education to be used in the schools. Twenty-two youth with disabilities attended the NC Disability History Curriculum Development internship program on August 1 - 6, 2009.

Objective 3: Ensure that there is always a NCSILC member appointed from people between the ages of 15 and 28 years old.

During this reporting period, there are two NCSILC voting members who are between the age of 15 and 28.

Goal 4: Transition of consumers from institutionalized settings to the community.

Description: To promote the systemic changes needed to move individuals with disabilities out of institutionalized settings and into communities of their choice. NCSILC will achieve this by recruiting a member who has transitioned, participating in activities on transition and self-advocacy, reporting on best practices and providing funds to assist people with disabilities transitioning to the community.

Progress:

Objective 1: Recruit an individual with a disability that has transitioned from an institutionalized setting to the community to be appointed as a voting member of NCSILC.

During this reporting period, the NCSILC has one voting member who has transitioned from an institutionalized setting into the community.

Objective 2: Attend two activities that have self-advocacy and/or transition to the community and/or community based services as the focus.

During this reporting period, no NCSILC members attended a conference that focused on self advocacy, transitioning into the community and community based services. The opportunity to attend a conference with these specific characteristics are few and far between, but the Association of Self Advocates of NC holds their annual convention in March every year and the Transition Committee would like to see NCSILC members attend this event.

Objective 4: Provide the CILs with funds to assist transitioning individuals with expenses they may incur, including but not limited to, deposits for housing and utilities, initial month's rent, transportation, furniture, appliances, housing supplies, etc. The needs will be determined by the individual and/or their advocate, and the CIL Peer Counselor.

During this reporting period, the Part C funded CILs assisted numerous individuals with disabilities to transition from nursing home settings into the communities of their choice. Funds were used to provide to transitioned individuals with rent, utilities, deposits, medications, furniture, household supplies, personal care items, home modifications and assistive technology devices.

Goal 5: Monitor of State legislations on issues that affect persons with disabilities in North Carolina.

Description: The NCSILC will monitor legislation that directly/indirectly affect people with disabilities in NC including but not limited to: Money Follows the Person, Emergency Management Preparedness, housing and transportation. NCSILC will hold a Legislative Day to share information about NCSILC with policymakers.

Progress:

Objective 1: Gather information on Money Follows the Person will write a position paper for distribution. Schedule and hold an annual SILC Legislative Day at the NC General Assembly.

During this reporting period, the legislative committee Chair participated as a member at the NC DHHS Money Follows the Person Stakeholder Committee Roundtable teleconferences throughout the year.

The Legislative Committee collaborated with NCDAN in the planning and sponsorship of the NC One Voice Conference held on May 18, 2009 and Legislative Day held on May 19, 2009. NCSILC members who participated shared information about NCSILC and the independent living philosophy with members of the NC General Assembly.

Objective 2: Collaborate with other agencies and organizations in NC to promote the need for Emergency Preparedness for people with disabilities.

During this reporting period, a NCSILC legislative committee member attended the Emergency Preparedness meeting held on September 17, 2009 at the East Carolina University.

Objective 3: Collaborate with other agencies and organizations in NC to promote the need for accessible, affordable housing and transportation for people with disabilities and designate NCSILC members to attend NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and NC Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA). The Committee will submit position papers on housing and transportation in NC for people with disabilities.

During this reporting period, the Legislative Committee Chair attended the regularly scheduled meetings of the NC Department of Transportation and the NC Housing Finance Agency. The Chair also attended the NC Housing Coordination & Policy Council's (HCPC) Meeting. The Committee reported quarterly back to the full NCSILC about discussions at these meetings. The Committee Chair submitted a position paper on housing and a position paper on transportation. These papers will be made available for public access by the NCSILC website.

Objective 4: Present Legislative updates at each NCSILC quarterly meeting.

During this reporting period, the Legislative Committee Chair, DSU Directors and other NCSILC members provided the full NCSILC information about important issues and/or actions by the NC Legislature that may directly or indirectly affect people with disabilities.

Item 2 - SPIL Information Updates

If applicable, describe any changes to the information contained in the SPIL that occurred during the reporting year, including the placement, legal status, membership or autonomy of the SILC; the SILC resource plan, the design of the statewide network of centers; and the DSU administration of the SILS program.

N/A

If applicable, describe any significant activities and accomplishments achieved by the DSU and SILC not included elsewhere in the report, e.g. brief summaries of innovative practices, improved service delivery to consumers, etc.

N/A

If applicable, describe any substantial problems encountered by the DSU and SILC, not included elsewhere in this report, and discuss resolutions/attempted resolutions, e.g., difficulty in outreach efforts; disagreements between the SILC and the DSU; complications recruiting SILC members; complications working with other state agencies or organizations within the state.

NCSILC experienced a great loss this reporting period. On July 3, 2009, Jean Wolff-Rossi, NCSILC Chair, passed away. She was a vital member of the NCSILC and was actively involved with the disability community as an advocate.

The SILC and DSU are working diligently to amend the SPIL to comply with the corrective action plan with technical assistance from RSA.

In October 2008, NCSILC had Two (2) vacant seats and on September 30, 2009, the SILC had seven vacancies. The SILC has been trying to have members appointed to the SILC since April. The SILC Executive Director and SILC Chair had a meeting with the Governor?s Office on Boards and Commissions concerning the appointment of SILC members. The next step is to arrange a meeting with the Governor.

Coordinated a meeting between the SILC Executive Director and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) to discuss DVRS providing the SILC with a monthly budget report of the SILC and CILs expenditures to enhance the accountability of the Part B funds.

The two (2) Part B CILs and the SILC had a financial assistance performance based contract with the DVRS for the Part B funds and had no other sources of funding. The two Part B CILs and SILC completed the Certification of Cash Needs attesting that a lack of an advance would create an economic hardship. As specified in the state purchase and contract requirements, the advance shall not be for more than two months of operating expenses. A portion of the advanced amount was deducted from the monthly expenditure reimbursements. In accordance with the state purchase and contract requirements, any advances received by the Contractor in SFY 2009 shall be returned or settled no later than June 15, 2009. The two Part B CILs and SILC submitted another Certification of Cash Needs by June 15, 2009 and this advance was required to be returned or settled no later than September 15, 2009. Upon request and approval, additional advances may be awarded during subsequent years. Since the two Part B CILs and SILC had no other sources of funding other than the Part B federal funds, this state requirement posed a financial hardship and made it difficult to operate a business. Other resource funding and reimbursement methods for the Part B CILs and SILC need to be pursued.

Another major problem area was our ability to work together. This last year we had long running battles over ARRA funds, The SPIL revisions, funding access and the past history of funding issues. The DSU, CILs and SILC held a come together meeting to try to help pull us together and develop a better working relationship. Also, the DSU and SILC successfully worked jointly together in planning the listening sessions throughout the state for gathering information for the 2011 ? 2013 SPIL. Serious attempts are being made to reconcile past and current differences. Continuing efforts to improve the working relationship between the DSU, CILs and SILC at the local and state levels are needed.

Include any additional information, suggestions, comments or explanations not included elsewhere in the report.

N/A

Subpart VII - Signatures

Please type the names and titles of the DSU directors(s) and SILC chairperson and indicate whether the form has been signed by each of them. Retain the signed copy for your records.

As the authorized signatories we will sign, date and retain in the files of the state agency(ies) and the Statewide Independent Living Council this 704 Report and the separate Certification of Lobbying forms ED-80-0013 (available in MS Word and PDF formats) for the state independent living program (IL Part B)

SILC Chairperson

Name and Title
Barbara C. Davis SILC Chairperson

 
Signed

Date Signed (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/22/2009

DSU Director

Name and Title
Linda Harrington Director DVRS

 
Signed

Date Signed (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/22/2009

DSU Director (Blind Program)

Name and Title
Mary Flanagan Acting Director DSB

 
Signed

Date Signed (mm/dd/yyyy)
12/22/2009

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