Welcome to California’s State Independent Living Council

The SILC is an 18-member council, appointed by the Governor, to represent persons with disabilities throughout the state and charged with:

  • Determining the allocation of federal funds for independent living;
  • Advising the Governor and Legislature about issues impacting persons with disabilities in California;
  • Creating projects and moving forward ideas that will enhance the ability of people with disabilities to live independently;
  • Assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws governing independent living.

All council members serve three year terms as volunteers. In July 1996, Governor Pete Wilson signed an executive order which established the SILC as an independent state agency.

 Agency Announcements

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  • As of March 17, 2020, SILC Staff will be working remotely, due to COVID-19 safety. Office messages will be checked regularly – SILC Main office (916) 263-7905 or Toll Free (866) 866-7452, email SILC@CalSILC.ca.gov (English)
  • SILC 2021-2023 SPIL Meaningful Data Work Group
    December 3, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (This is in place of the regularly scheduled November and December meetings)
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  • SILC 2021-2023 SPIL Funding Formula and Equity Work Group
    December 8, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Agenda will be posted prior to the meeting
  • SILC 2021-2023 SPIL Long-Term Services and Supports Work Group
    December 1, 2021, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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  • New SILC Member Recruitment – Please see information attached (English)
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  • SILC Membership Application (English)
    External Link to Website

  SILC News

 Contact SILC

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CA State Independent Living Council (SILC)
1300 Ethan Way Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95825

Main Office (916) 263-7905
Toll Free (866) 866-7452
Fax (916) 263-7909

Email: SILC@CalSILC.ca.gov
Website: https://www.calsilc.ca.gov