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WIOA Transfer of IL to ACL: Grantee Preparation for Temporary Funding Freeze

CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar

February 12, 2015; 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

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IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETIf you receive federal IL program funds, you recently received a letter from the Department of Education notifying you of a temporary drawdown freeze that will occur while IL funds from Title VII, Parts B & C are transferred to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) at Health and Human Services (HHS). IL-NET has put together a webinar to provide you with information to help you navigate your way through this temporary drawdown freeze. Join us on Thursday, February 12 to learn what this means for your CIL or SILC, what you can do to prepare, what to do during the freeze, and what to expect after the freeze. The presentation will be led by IL staff from the Administration for Community Living, an independent CPA with decades of experience working with CILs and other nonprofits, and ILRU’s technical assistance coordinator. 


  • IL-NET is offering this important presentation to CILs and SILCs free-of-charge. However, you need to register through the following link to receive the connection instructions.

Target Audience

  • Executive directors, accountants, fiscal, and other staff members of CILs and SILCs responsible for managing federal IL program funds.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will learn or gain:

  • Explanations about why the freeze will occur and what steps will be taken by ED and ACL before, during and after the freeze
  • Instructions on steps you must take before the freeze is initiated
  • Guidance on how to prepare for the freeze
  • Guidance on how to prepare short and long term budgets in response to the freeze
  • Information about future training opportunities

Meet Your Presenters

Timothy Beatty is the Chief of the Independent Living Programs within the Administration for Community Living at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the Independent Living and the funding, services, and programs provided by states and Centers for Independent Living in all states and territories. Prior to that he worked for the California Department of Rehabilitation (CDOR) for 28 years where his most recent position was the Chief of the Independent Living and Assistive Technology Section. In this role he oversaw California’s funding for the Centers for Independent Living, and the federally funded Assistive Technology Program.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University. In addition he attended the Post Employment Training in Rehabilitation Administration, Deafness from San Diego State University and the National Rehabilitation Leadership Institute from the University of Oklahoma.

John Heveron is President of Heveron & Heveron CPAs. He has been serving non-profit organizations, including centers for independent living, small businesses and individuals since 1969 with design of financial reporting systems, entity planning, planning and reviewing audits, compliance audits and other audit services and assistance with indirect cost rates, as well as assisting with strategic planning. John keeps his technical skills sharp through writing and teaching. He has authored a CPA conference manual on Mastering the Nonprofit Environment – Accounting, Auditing and Taxation – for 19 years. He also authors Not For-Profit Alert, a quarterly newsletter with current information for nonprofits. John also presents seminars on non-profit issues for Independent Living Research Utilization, the National Council on Independent Living, the Foundation for Accounting Education, United Way of Greater Rochester, and many others.

Jamie Kendall is currently the Acting Director, Independent Living at the Administration for Community Living, U.S Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves as the Director of the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, at the Center for Policy and Evaluation at the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Jamie began her federal career working at the Administration for Children and Families at HHS and has also worked at the Social Security Administration, developing policies for low income families and individuals with disabilities. She holds a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University. She previously served as the Deputy Commissioner at the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) between December 2010 – March 2013 where she provided leadership to the programs authorized under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 and the Help America Vote Act.

Rimas Liogys is the Director and Chief Grants Management Officer for the ACL Office of Grants Management. He has over 25 years of federal service all within Grants Administration. He started his career at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and served as a grants management specialist, team leader, Chief of Operations, Policy Chief and Division Chief while at NOAA. He came to ACL in 2009 and has been instrumental in streamlining processes to better serve external customers such as grantees and improving internal operations for federal staff.

Paula McElwee is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL-NET project at ILRU. She previously served on the board of Resources for Independence of the Central Valley and served as interim executive director for four CILs in California, assisting the boards to transition to their next executive director. Paula has consulted with the California state association, California Foundation for Centers for Independent Living, and numerous centers throughout the state.

Paula was the Director of LINK, Inc. in Kansas in 1979, one of the first 10 centers funded through the Rehabilitation Act. She worked in the disability field in Kansas for 25 years, and was appointed by two governors to serve three terms on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas.

PRESENTED BY CIL-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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