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Disability Network/Michigan:
A Smart Investment for Michigan

CIL services saved Michigan taxpayers over $46 million in 2011

CILs save money for the State of Michigan by providing programs to transition people from nursing homes back to community-based living, services to prevent institutionalization, employment services and supports, and services to young people with disabilities who are making the transition from school to work.

Estimated taxpayer savings from nursing facility transition services:                                      $ 18,813,812
Estimated taxpayer savings from institutional prevention services:                                         $ 18,084,712
Estimated taxpayer savings from employment services:                                                          $   3,577,332
Estimated taxpayer savings from prisoner re-entry services:                                                   $   1,685,669
Estimated taxpayer savings from youth transition services:                                                     $  3,909,913

Total taxpayer savings:                                                                        $ 46,071,438

For every dollar invested in CILs by the State of Michigan in 2011, the return on investment was $19.00

CILs are good for Michigan’s economic development

Since 20%  of Michigan residents have a disability, the well-being, independence, and success of people with disabilities has a major impact on our state’s economy. The services that CILs provide allow people with disabilities to live independently, work, and participate in community life. This brings in revenue for the state in the form of income tax and sales tax, and means less dependence on public services.

The funds that support CILs benefit everyone in Michigan

Michigan is revitalized when its resources are accessible to all of its residents, allowing more participation in the community. CILs work with transportation authorities, community mental health departments, intermediate school districts, and local businesses to help these entities make their services more accessible to people with disabilities. CILs make Michigan’s communities better places for people with disabilities, and make the State of Michigan a better place for everyone.