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  178.654.  Financial assistance provided to centers, when — program accountability, duties of division, evaluation contents — standards. — The division shall assist individuals and organizations in the planning and establishment of centers for independent living.  Subject to appropriations, the division shall provide financial assistance in the form of grants to such centers.  The division shall ensure program accountability and shall monitor and evaluate centers which receive grants under the provisions of sections 178.651 to 178.658.  Such evaluations shall contain, but need not be limited to, the following standards:

  (1)  The center shall manifest independent living philosophy;

  (2)  The center shall have a positive impact on consumer achievement of independent living goals;

  (3)  The center shall have a positive impact on community options for independent living;

  (4)  The center shall provide appropriate independent living services to persons with disabilities and their families;

  (5)  The center shall provide appropriate services to increase community capacity to meet the needs of persons with disabilities;

  (6)  Qualified persons with disabilities shall be substantially involved in the policy direction, decision-making, service delivery, and management of the center, and given preference as members of board of directors, managers and supervisors, and staff.  Substantial involvement shall be evidenced by at least fifty-one percent of the members of the board of directors, managers, supervisors and staff being qualified persons with disabilities;

  (7)  The center shall establish clear priorities through annual and three-year program and financial planning;

  (8)  The center shall use sound organizational and personnel management practices;

  (9)  The center shall practice sound fiscal management;

  (10)  The center shall maintain an evaluation system and records adequate to measure performance on these independent living center evaluation standards.


(L. 1988 H.B. 975 § 3)

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