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This site serves as a starting point for those seeking assistance operating and managing Independent Living Centers within the State of California. This is an informational resource only, which provides contact information for government agencies and other sources of technical assistance. Listing here is not an endorsement of the organization or its webcontent.

Independent Living Centers should contact the designated point of contact assigned to your center or the Independent Living and Assistive Technology Section of the California Department of Rehabilitation with questions regarding the content provided on this site or for additional guidance and support.

Independent Living & Assistive Technology

34 CFR 364

State Independent Living Services Program and Centers for Independent Living Program: General Provisions

34 CFR 365

State Independent Living Services

34 CFR 366

Centers for Independent Living

Assistive Technology Act of 2004: Public Law 108-364

Text of Public Law 108-364 that amends the Assistive Technology Act of 1998

Welfare and Institutions Code Section 19800 - 19806

Independent Living Centers


California Corporations Code

Main statute governing corporations that choose to establish themselves in California.

California Code of Regulations (CCR)

The official compilation and publication of the regulations adopted, amended or repealed by California state agencies pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Properly adopted regulations that have been filed with the Secretary of State have the force of law.

  • 2 CCR § 7285.0 et seq - Fair Employment and Housing Commission (Contractor Nondiscrimination and Compliance)

  • 9 CCR § 7330 - Rehabilitation Facilities and Community Resources for Individuals with Disabilities (General)

  • 9 CCR § 7333 - Rehabilitation Facilities and Community Resources for Individuals with Disabilities (Grants)

California Fair Employment and Housing Act

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination related to one of these categories, or for reporting patient abuse in tax supported institutions.


Drug Free Workplace Act

National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)

  • Compliance at Public Assistance Agencies and Other NVRA Voter Registration Agencies - NVRA Information and resources from the California Secretary of State for agencies designated by the state as voter registration agencies.

  • Training for Agencies - NVRA training materials provided by the California Secretary of State.

  • California NVRA Manual (2013) - The California NVRA Manual was developed by the Secretary of State in collaboration with the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Social Services, the Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, the California Association of Clerks and Elections Officials (CACEO), the California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), and Project Vote.


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The ADA prohibits discrimination based on a person's disability in employment, State and local government programs, private and non-profit businesses (referred to as public accommodations), commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such impairment.

Equal Employment Opportunity (Executive Order 11246, As Amended)

The Executive Order 11246 (E.O 11246) prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors that generally have contracts that exceed $10,000 from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also requires covered contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment.

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 701)

Nondiscrimination under Federal grants and programs; promulgation of rules and regulations.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Bill Public Law No: 113-128

To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes.


(2 CFR 200)

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and other Applicable Grant Regulations

Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 75-79, 81 to 86 and 97-99 EDGAR is currently in transition. For awards made prior to 12/26/2014, EDGAR Parts 74 and 80 still apply. For awards made on or after 12/26/2014, 2 CFR Part 200, which includes the substance formerly in parts 74 and 80, applies.

Office of Federal Finanicial Management Single Audit

All non-Federal entities that expend $500,000 or more of Federal awards in a year $300,000 for fiscal year ending on or before December 30, 2003) are required to obtain an annual audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (pdf), OMB Circular A-133, the OMB Circular Compliance Supplement and Government Auditing Standards. A single audit is intended to provide a cost-effective audit for non-Federal entities in that one audit is conducted in lieu of multiple audits of individual programs.

OMB Circular A-133

Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

OMB Circular A-122

Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations