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CILs deserve a 21st Century Investment

A National Project by the Association of Programs For Rural Independent Living

As Centers for Independent Living go about our daunting work seeking to change the world into a place where each of us can participate fully in all that it means to be a full, equal citizen, we often crash abruptly into the reality that the resources available to us do not align with our collective mission.

Whether we represent centers edging up to their 40th birthday, or centers that came of age in the era of ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), few of us have what we need to fulfill both our vision for an equitable world, to ensure the quality provision of services federal law demands of us.

For more than 20 years, there has been a consistent and coordinated—and periodically successful— national effort to convince policy makers to increase the level of funding, or public investment, which centers receive. Read More