The Arkansas Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) works with the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to create the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a three-year plan that gives the SILC and CILs goals to work on together to improve services and the community.

This draft SPIL is in the process to be finished and submitted by June 30, 2024.

When approved, the SPIL will be active on October 1, 2024 and end September 30, 2027.


The Arkansas SILC  and CILs started the process to develop the SPIL with forums and events for people to provide input on different topics that are important to the disability community. There were also surveys and data collection done at this time.

The State Plan Committee of the SILC reviewed the information, and a the process began to write the language for the SPIL.  The information from the network of centers and any comments received from the public helped create the SPIL draft.

The SPIL draft will now be up for a 30-day comment period to ask for additional feedback. All feedback will be reviewed by the State Plan Committee that includes the CILs and other members of the network. Any recommendations to make changes will be made to the SILC before the final vote to approve. Once the updates are made and the CILs  and SILC agree, all signatories will receive an email for signature. Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) will sign agreeing to continuing to be the Designated State Entity (DSE).
The final SPIL, with all signatures, is due to the Administration on Community Living (ACL)  on or before  June 30, 2024.

Download Updated Plan and Summary Notice: 

Arkansas State Plan For Independent Living 2025-2027 for Public Comment PDF

2025 – 2027 State Plan Summary PDF

Public Comment Opportunities

The draft SPIL will be available on the Arkansas SILC website for review until June 24th, 2024.

o    Comments may be submitted by email to arcoordinator@arsilc.org. or arsilcdirector@arsilc.org

o    Comments may be made by calling 501-372-0607

o    Comments may be mailed to: 10 Corporate Hill Drive Suite 240. Little Rock, AR 72205

There will also be a public forum:

June 6th, 2024 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

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