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

SILC Media

Contact SILC

CA State Independent Living Council (SILC)
1600 K Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814

Main Phone: (916) 445-0142
Toll-free: (866) 866-7452
Fax: (916) 445-5973
TTY (toll-free): (866) 745-2889

SILC Action Request Form (MS Word, 146 KB)

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