Describe the overall goals and mission of the State's IL programs and services. The SPIL must address the goals and mission of both the SILS and the CIL programs, including those of the State agency for individuals who are blind as they relate to the parts of the SPIL administered by that agency. Goal Name: Mission Goal Description: To promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of society throughout North Carolina. Goal Name: The 8 CILs of NC provide quality services as needed by people with disabilities. Goal Description: The staff of the eight Centers of Independent Living in North Carolina receives annual support for training, network building and attendance of quarterly North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council meetings. Goal Name: Youth with disabilities in NC have increased leadership and empowerment Goal Description: Youth with disabilities in North Carolina are prepared for leadership roles by annually offering a Youth Leadership Forum opportunity, rural outreach events provided by the Centers for Independent Living and financial support to attend Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living Youth Conference. Goal Name: Independent Living Services in North Carolina are improved. Goal Description: The SILC provides Part B funds to support provision of the five core services offered by the eight Centers for Independent Living in North Carolina. The Part B center in Greenville and the Part C center in Wilmington received additional funding. Goal Name: People with disabilities in NC live in the community of their choice Goal Description: Part B funds are provided to people with disabilities to divert or transition from institutions to community based living. Goal Name: Using I&E Funds the NCSILC office operates efficiently and effectively Goal Description: In accordance with written policies under the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Rehabilitate Act, North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council implements recruitment and membership procedures, coordinates quarterly meetings, provides orientation, mentoring and training for SILC members, coordinates an Independent Living Summit in appropriate years. Goal Name: NCVRIL and DSB provide quality services as needed by people with disabilities Goal Description: Division of Services for the Blind and Department Vocational Rehabilitation Services provide home modifications, personal assistance, physical restoration, transition services, and assistive technology training for people with disabilities, and outreach efforts to Veterans with disabilities.