CIL Pandemic Response: CARES Act Funds and Other Opportunities for Innovative CIL Actions

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About the training

Centers for Independent Living are uniquely equipped to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all over the country with grassroots deep in our communities, keenly aware of the needs of people with all types of disabilities. On top of that, CARES Act funds provided an excellent opportunity to provide additional services and supports for people with disabilities affected by the pandemic. There is much to be done, even if you did not receive CARES Act funds or have already spent them. We are at a critical time in the pandemic response, but the available information on resources and vaccines can be complicated to navigate. 

Learn exactly what CILs can be doing in this moment to support people with disabilities. Presenters focus on allowable uses of CARES Act funds, vaccine information and assistance, and other resources to bolster your understanding and to support your consumers.

Target Audience

Staff and board members of Centers for Independent Living. Some of the systems level responses may also be of interest to staff and members of Statewide Independent Living Councils.

What You Will Learn

  • How CILs can use CARES Act funds, and other funding opportunities for CILs that have spent or did not receive CARES Act funds.
  • How CILs can help with vaccinations and overcoming inequities in vaccine rollouts.

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