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.


Gavin Newsom

California Governor

Visit Governor’s Website

Carrie England

Executive Director

Profile Link

Find your local Independent Living Center (ILC).

California’s State Independent Living Center’s

Find Your Local Center!

Agency Announcements

  • 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)
  • 2023 Chaptered Legislation Word (28 KB) | RTF (119 KB)
  • New SILC Member Recruitment – Please see information attached (English)
    Word (60.48 KB) | RTF (61.03 KB)
  • SILC Membership Application (English)
    External Link to Website

  SILC News

Sharing Information Loud and Clear Winter 2024

In This Issue: Message from the Chair, SPIL News and Updates, SILC Public Comment Process Guidelines, What’s Happening at the Legislature: Winter 2024, Don’t forget to Vote this November, CA YLF Application Period Open, Notice of SILC office closures and meeting date updates

Sharing Information Loud and Clear Fall 2023

In This Issue: Message from the Chairperson, Save the Date!, Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF), October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), SILC Member Anisa Escobedo, SILC 3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!, Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the SILC November 1-8, Remember to Vote this November, Advocacy vs Lobbying, SILC Office Closure (Veterans Day), November is National Native American Heritage Month

Contact SILC

CA State Independent Living Council (SILC)

SILC Mailing Address:
PO Box 232371
Sacramento, CA 95823

Office Manager/Reception: (916) 263-7905 [Voice or Text]
Email: SILC@CalSILC.ca.gov
Website: https://www.calsilc.ca.gov