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Read NCIL Comments on the Redesigned 704 Report and Submit Your Own by Friday, May 5, 2017!

On March 8, the Independent Living Administration (ILA) released proposed revisions to the Centers for Independent Living Annual Program Performance Review (CIL PPR), which is a redesign of the 704 Part II Report. NCIL has major concerns with this proposal, and we strongly encourage you to review our comments and submit comments of your own.

The creation of the ILA presented an opportunity for some long overdue changes, including an annual reporting process that accurately reflects the impact of CILs. Unfortunately, the PPR proposed by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is just more of the same. We need to insist that ACL work with the Independent Living community, listen to our decades of experience, and create a PPR that accurately reflects the importance of CILs to people with disabilities and our communities around the country.

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingNCIL’s Rehabilitation Act and IL Funding Subcommittee has been working hard on developing comments that convey our concerns. The comments have been finalized and posted online.

We encourage you to use these comments as a draft to submit your own, because it’s important that comments are submitted by members of the Independent Living community across the country! ACL is accepting public comments through Friday May 5, 2017.

Visit ACL’s website to find information including the Notice of Proposed Revisions in the Federal Register, the revised CIL PPR, and information on how to submit your own comments.