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

  • 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)
  • April 10, 2020 SPIL Funding Formula/Equity Workgroup Meeting, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (English)
    Word (151.14 KB) | RTF (107.01 KB)
  • 2017-2020 State Plan for Independent Living Amendment (English)
    Word (58.4 KB) | RTF (531.88 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 Media

    - SILC COVID-19 Resources

    The State Independent Living Council (SILC) takes the health and well being of our Council Members, Staff, Partners and Community seriously. If you have concerns about your ability to participate in upcoming SILC related activities and/or meetings, please contact SILC Staff at (916) 263-7905 so we can assist.

Contact SILC

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

SILC Action Request Form (MS Word, 146 KB)

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