NCIL News & Happenings: February 29, 2024


Upcoming Events

Project Updates

NCIL launches an Employment Resource Hub and Peer Network with Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant. Peer calls start April 2, 2024. Read more about the Resource Hub and Peer Network.

NCIL is part of a new Grassroots initiative to support state and local advocacy and coalitions to advance quality community living. This project is administered by HSRI and funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). More information is coming soon.

NCIL is a national partner of the new ACL technical assistance center for Direct Care Workforce Strategies. The Center aims to provide resources, technical assistance, and training to state systems, providers, and stakeholders to improve workforce recruitment, training, and retention. This project is administered by NCOA and funded by ACL. More information is coming soon.

Please direct questions about Events and Projects to Mary-Kate Wells at [email protected].

A Note from the NCIL Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) Committee

Hello Everyone,

First, let me introduce myself for those of you who don’t know me. My name is Larissa Martin and I am the DEAI Committee Chairperson with NCIL. I wanted to share with you all one of the exciting things that is happening through our DEAI Committee.

Our committee is in the process of creating a demographics survey that will help NCIL better understand our diverse membership. Not only will this highlight the diversity within NCIL, but it will also allow us to serve everyone in the best ways.

The survey will be completely optional, but we are encouraging everyone to fill it out to help us get to you, our membership, more.

It will be coming soon, so be on the lookout for an email and a new link on the Member Center!


Larissa Martin

Resources from our Partners at the LEAD Center

“The Savings Fitness Worksheet allows me to see my current financial status and practice adjusting my savings and ABLE accounts to see what effect it would have on my take home income.” Check out the new @LEADCtr blog, “Helping Disabled Veterans with Spending and Saving Habits,” by disabled Navy Veteran Timothy Elliot to learn how the U.S. Department of Labor’s Securing Your Financial Future toolkit helped Timothy take a hard look at his financial decisions and learn how to best plan for retirement. Read more about this LEAD Center resource.

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