State Plan for Independent Living

State Plan with Flag on background

The State Independent Living Council’s main purpose is to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), in cooperation with the Centers for Independent Living. The SPIL must also be signed by at least 51 percent of Executive Directors of Centers for Independent and submitted to the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitate Services. The State Plan for Independent Living is a detailed three-year plan that sets the parameters and establishes the goals for the provision of Independent Living services in Texas. The SILC is also charged with the responsibility of monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the State Plan for Independent Living. Other roles of the SILC are systems advocacy, education of the public regarding disability-related topics, and provision of technical assistance concerning the independent living philosophy and approach.

SPIL Objectives and Activities FY17-19

New FY17-19 Texas State Plan for Independent Living FINAL Submitted 06-30-16 (PDF)

New FY17-19 Texas State Plan for Independent Living FINAL Submitted 06-30-16 (DOCX)


FY17-19 Texas State Plan for Independent Living Draft for Public Comment (PDF)

FY17-19 Texas State Plan for Independent Living Draft for Public Comment (DOCX)

The FY17-19 Texas State Plan for Independent Living is available for public review and comment. Please provide comments by June 7, 2016 using one of the following formats:

In Person: SPIL Public Hearing Houston Center for Independent Living, 6201 Bonhomme Rd, STE 150, Houston, TX 77036 Tuesday, June 7, 2016; 10 AM-12 PM

By Email: SPIL@txsilc.org

By Mail: Texas State Independent Living Council, 4319 James Casey Street, Ste. 100 Austin, TX 78745


The State Plan for Independent Living represents the hard work and dedication of many agencies, organizations and representatives of the disability community. The dynamic approach and partnership ethic contained in the SPIL demonstrate our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors with disabilities.

Proposed Amendment to Section 3.2 of FY 14-16 SPIL — Word document

Proposed Amendment to Section 3.2 of FY 14-16 SPIL — pdf

2014-2016 SPIL pdf

Download the 2014-2016 SPIL— Word document

Download the 2014-2016 SPIL — Large Print Word document