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SPIL Public Comment Period Open Until 5 PM May 8, 2024

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

States wishing to receive funding for independent living programs are required to submit a three-year SPIL to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living (ACL). In Wisconsin, the Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW) and directors of the eight Independent Living Centers (ILCs) work together to develop the SPIL. ILCW is an independent entity responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating the implementation of the SPIL.

DRAFT 2025-2027 State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

Every three years, ILCW is responsible for developing a new SPIL. The SPIL directs Independent Living Services across the State of Wisconsin.  ILCW used public comments, surveys, and other feedback collected from people across the state. The 2025-2027 SPIL was also developed in collaboration with members and partners of the Wisconsin Independent Living Network (WILN). ILCW has reviewed and approved the 2025-2027 SPIL Draft.

The 2025-2027 SPIL’s Mission will be: “Empowering people with disabilities to live the way they chose.” This mission will be accomplished in the following ways:

  • Increased focus on ILCs as Civil Rights centers through systems advocacy efforts and other programs.
  • Increased outreach to traditionally underserved geographic areas and historically excluded communities.
  • Improved clarity about how funds will be used by the Network.
    • Updated definition for “base funding” for ILCs and amount adjusted to $624,000 to account for inflation and other factors.
    • Better directions for distribution of new funding among Wisconsin’s ILCs to maintain equitable funding across the network.
    • Clearer instructions on how to proceed when funding is reduced.
    • Clearer instructions on steps to take if an ILC closes.
  • Further definition of the roles and responsibilities of WILN member organizations.
  • Continued strengthening of the Wisconsin Independent Living Network.
  • Improved relationships and collaboration with WILN partners like ACRCs, other Councils and Commissions, State agencies, and other stakeholders.

The full DRAFT 2025-2027 State Plan for Independent Living is available here.

Notice of Public hearing

Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

ILCW is accepting comments and feedback on the 2025-2027 Wisconsin SPIL from April 8, 2024 through May 8, 2024.

ILCW is hosting three public hearings to give the public an opportunity to provide input and on the 2025-2027 Wisconsin SPIL. Comments and feedback will be documented and, if possible, incorporated into the SPIL.

The public hearings will be held:

Monday, April 8, 2024
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
2911 Tower Avenue, Suite 9
Superior, Wisconsin 54880

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Midstate Independent Living Choices
3262 Church St
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Society’s Assets Incorporated
5200 Washington Ave., Suite 225
Racine, WI 53406

The public hearings will also be available via Zoom and via teleconference.

Join by Zoom:

Join by Phone:
Phone Number: (312) 262-6799 or toll-free 1-888-788-0099
Meeting ID: 860 0832 0270

If you are unable to attend the public hearings and would like to have input on the 2025-2027 Wisconsin SPIL, you can submit comments from April, 8 2024 through May 8, 2024 via:

Attn: SPIL Comments
3810 Milwaukee Street
Madison, WI 53714

Public comments and feedback for the SPIL will be reviewed and addressed in the plan as appropriate. The Wisconsin State Independent Living Council is committed to using the comments and feedback received on the plan in multiple ways—including implementation of the SPIL. Even if every comment is not reflected in the final plan, comments and feedback have been heard and considered.

All comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

If you have questions or accessibility issues, please contact Tyler Wilcox, Program Coordinator, at (608) 575-9293 or [email protected].

View the DRAFT 2025-2027 SPIL

Please provide comments on the DRAFT 2025-2027 SPIL

2025-2027 WI SPIL Feedback Form

Written comments can also be sent to:

Attn: SPIL Comments
3810 Milwaukee St Madison, WI 53714