The Kentucky Statewide Independent Living Council logo.The Statewide Independent Living Council, known simply as The Statewide Independent Living Council, known simply as SILC, is a federally mandated, governor-appointed council. The majority of members are individuals with disabilities.

SILC is required to:


  • Develop, monitor and review a state plan, in conjunction with the state Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), that addresses the independent needs in our state;
  • Develop and support a statewide network of Independent Living Centers;
  • Submit periodic reports tto DAIL, coordinate activities with the state Rehabilitation Council; and
  • Ensure all regularly scheduled meetings of the SILC are open to the public and provide reasonable accommodations when requested with a one-week notice.


State Plan for Independent Living

Our three-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) is designed in partnership with DAIL and has overarching goals to:

  • Increase awareness of independent living services to stakeholders;
  • Increase the effectiveness of the SILC;
  • Increase access to independent living services for Kentuckians with disabilities; and
  • Increase advocacy activities through education of stakeholders to increase access and integration.


Review the next SPIL and Share Your Comments by May 15, 2020

The SILC and its partners have developed a draft SPIL for FY21-23. Visit the FY21-23 SPIL page to review the plan and make comments.

Upcoming Meeting Information

Quarterly Meetings

July 15, 2020

10 a.m. to Noon Eastern time
July 15, 2020 Agenda

Oct. 21, 2020
10 a.m. to Noon Eastern time

Jan. 27, 2021
10 a.m. to Noon Eastern time

April 21, 2021

10 a.m. to Noon Eastern time

SILC Meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Contact SILC coordinator via email to request the log in information.

Email the SILC coordinator for more information.

SILC Executive Committee Meetings

Executive Committee Meetings are held via Zoom Teleconference.
Email the SILC coordinator to request access.

Next Meeting is to be scheduled

For more information email the SILC coordinator

Get Involved

We are looking for new council members.

If you would like to serve on the SILC, please review and complete the following documents:

Application to Boards and Commissions
Application Questions

Mail documents to:
Email documents or send by postal mail to:

Kentucky SILC
Dept. for Aging and Independent Living
275 E. Main Street 3E-E
Frankfort, KY 40621

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Centers for Independent Living

Center for Accessible Living, Louisville, KY

disABILITY Resource Center, Hazard, KY
Independence Place, Lexington, KY

Helpful Links

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

ILRU (Training and Information)

National Independent Living Association (NILA)

Governor's Boards and Commissions
Frequently Used Acronyms