Chapter 1: Overview

Revision 19-1, Effective March 1, 2019


The program provides independent living services that promote to the fullest extent the integration and inclusion of individuals with significant disabilities into society.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) awards contracts, whether by grant or other form of agreement, to service providers under the Independent Living Services Program pursuant to Texas Human Resources Code, §117.079. These service providers include centers for independent living and other organizations or persons skilled in the delivery of independent living services.

Service providers must comply with:

  • the requirements under 1 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Part 15, Chapter 392, Purchase of Goods and Services for Specific Health and Human Services Commission Programs, Subchapter J, Independent Living Services Program Contracts;
  • the Independent Living Services rules; and
  • the Independent Living Services Standards.