This page contains resources relevant to the recent NY CARES Act CIL Funding. It is part of the $85 million in funding distributed nationwide to the Federal network of CILs. Refer to the attached link: [ACL State by State Tribe and CIL CARES Supplemental Awards Tables]. The goal is to provide quick access to these items for the NY Federal CIL network. Many of these items can be accessed at ACL OILP’s site.


Guidance for the planning and use of the NY CARES Act CIL Funding is provided by ACL FAQs:

ACL FAQ 4/16/20

Updated ACL FAQ 4/24/20

CIL CARES Act FAQ 5/4/20 

ACL Update to IL Network 5/26/20

CIL CARES Act FAQ Updated 3/18/21

CIL CARES Act FAQ v 5.0 (Focus on Q22 forward/March 2021 additions)



The future NY SPIL 2021-2023 supports ACL’s 2018 Disaster Services Policy in Section 3.2 in the third bullet under the provision for "Plan for changes to center service areas and/or funding to accommodate expansion and/or adjustment of the network." This allows Federal CILs and SCILs to pursue services outside of their identified services areas during times of emergencies.

ACL 2018 Disaster Services Policy


NY future SPIL 2021-2023 section referred to above:

  • During times of emergency situations, the NY CIL and SCIL network will respond to the critical needs of New Yorkers with disabilities in their identified service areas and then work collaboratively in impacted areas outside of their direct control. The Federal CIL’s will follow the guidance provided by ACL’s 2018 Disaster Services Policy. Refer to the following link: The SCILs will utilize this policy as applicable.


NYSILC updates to the NY Federal network:

NYSILC Update 6/18/20

NYSILC Update 5/12/20

NYSILC Update 5/7/20

NYSILC Update 5/6/20

NYSILC Update 5/5/20

NYSILC Update 4/27/20


Brief NY CIL Follow Up Survey Results

CIL Operational Survey Summary

New Data on CIL's Service Needs in Early Months of Pandemic

Materials to Build Confidence in COVID

NYS Federal Community Vaccine Sites

OILP CARES Act Check-In 3/18/21

Brief Update on Use of CARES Act Funds by the NY Federal CIL Network Survey Results