34 CFR 365.1 - What is the State Independent Living Services (SILS) program?
The Secretary provides financial assistance to States under the SILS program authorized by part B of chapter 1 of title VII of the Act to -
(b) Provide to individuals with significant disabilities the independent living (IL) services required by section 704(e) of the Act;
(c) Demonstrate ways to expand and improve IL services;
(d) Support the operation of centers for independent living (centers) that are in compliance with the standards and assurances in section 725 (b) and (c) of the Act and subparts F and G of 34 CFR part 366;
(e) Support activities to increase the capacities of public or nonprofit agencies and organizations and other entities to develop comprehensive approaches or systems for providing IL services;
(f) Conduct studies and analyses, gather information, develop model policies and procedures, and present information, approaches, strategies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations to Federal, State, and local policy makers in order to enhance IL services for individuals with significant disabilities;
(g) Train individuals with significant disabilities, individuals with disabilities, individuals providing services to individuals with significant disabilities, and other persons regarding the IL philosophy; and
(h) Provide outreach to populations that are unserved or underserved by programs under title VII of the Act, including minority groups and urban and rural populations.