Describe the design for the further expansion of the network, including
identification of the unserved and underserved areas in the State and the order
of priority for serving these areas as additional funding becomes available
(beyond the required cost-of-living increase).
A. Unserved Areas of the State
There are 35 counties in Indiana that are unserved by a Center for
Independent Living. These counties are located in the North Central,
Northwest, Southeast, and Southern Ohio River regions of the state and include
Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clinton, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fountain,
Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Jennings, LaPorte, Marshall, Miami,
Montgomery, Newton, Ohio, Perry, Posey, Pulaski, Ripley, Scott, Spencer,
Starke, St. Joseph, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Wabash, Warren,
Warrick, and White counties.
B. Underserved Areas of the State
The CIL funding formula uses three indices to identify how much money it
takes to fully fund CIL services in each county of the state. The indices are
designed to capture a wide range of data that affects the level of need that
people with disabilities have for CIL services in each county. Types of data
captured include the number of people with disabilities, the economic
distress level of the county, the number of people who have disabilities
that impact their ability to work, total population of the county, total
employment, land area in square miles, total working age population, age and
gender of the population of people with disabilities, job density of the
county, and unemployment rates.
Counties and CIL geographic areas that are fully funded, as indicated by
the formula, are considered to be fully served. Conversely, counties and CIL
geographic areas that are not fully funded are considered underserved. This
approach also provides an indication as to the degree that specific counties
or CIL geographic areas are underserved by comparing the existing amount of
CIL funding in an area to the full amount of funding needed. This capability
provides Indiana stakeholders with a method to prioritize underserved areas of
the state for additional IL funding.
According to the Indiana formula, all geographic areas served by existing
Centers for Independent Living are underserved to varying degrees. These
underserved counties (not in priority order) include: Adams, Allen, Blackford,
Boone, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Fayette,
Franklin, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry,
Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jay, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake,
Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Orange, Owen,
Parke, Pike, Porter, Putnam Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Steuben, Sullivan,
Union, Vermillion, Vigo, Wayne, Washington, Wells and Whitley counties.
For the purposes of the order of priority those counties that are
Henry, Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union, Decatur, Franklin,
Howard, Grant, Blackford, Madison, Delaware, Randolph
Vermillion, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Vigo and Clay.
Please review the funding formula at the following website:
C. Design for the Further Expansion of the CIL Network
Sources of information used to develop the vision for a statewide network
of CILS included:
1. Number of people with disabilities in each county
2. Commuting patterns within the state
3. Results from the Formula Funding Allocation Model for Indiana?s Centers
for Independent Living that incorporates a wide variety of county specific
The vision for statewide CIL coverage calls for the establishment of five
(5) new Center for Independent Living serving unserved areas of the North
Central, Northwest, Southeast, and Southern Ohio River regions of the state.
There must be at least $150,000 in new regular Part C, funds used to
support Centers for Independent Living in order to establish a new Center for
Independent Living in Indiana.
D. Order of Priority
The Indiana Council on Independent Living established and adopted a set of
priorities for the distribution of Title VII, Part C, Part B and other state
funds for Center for Independent Living. The priorities are as follows:
1. Maintain current funding levels for each existing CIL.
2. Provide uniform cost of living increases from federal and other state
funds to all Indiana CILs.
3. Establish new CILs in unserved areas of the state.
(See section 3.2 A above) in accordance with: (a) geographic boundaries and
CIL locations identified in the statewide map (figure 2) and, (b)
requirements/criteria established by RSA, the DSU and this state plan.The
first priority would be to establish a new center that serves one of the
unserved areas listed below. (Listed in priortity order). ICOIL has used data
gathered from the ICOIL demographic study report and the basic principles of
the funding forumula such as population and number of people with
disabilities to base the priority of order.
Southeast - Dearborn, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and
North Central - Elkhart, La Porte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke
Rural North - Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Miami, Newton, Pulaski, Wabash, and
West Central - Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe,
and Warren Counties
Ohio River South - Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Posey, Spencer,
Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties
4. Increase funding to underserved areas of the state (see section 3.2 B
above) that are served by state/part B only CILs
The priority will be to target underserved areas of the State. The priority
order for providing additional Part C to underserved geographic areas served
by existing Centers in Indiana, as indicated by the Funding Formula
Allocation Model for Indiana?s Centers for Independent Living, as
Blackford, Delaware, Grant, and Howard, Madison, and Randolph counties.
Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties.
Clay, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, and Vermillion counties.
5.If there are extra Part C funds available over COLA but less than
$150,000 those should then be distributed to existing Part C centers by using
the funding formula.
6.In the event that a Part C CIL is relinquished or terminated Part C funds
would be restored in that area and a new Part C CIL would be established as
the first priority.