2013 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Item 352

Item 352

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Rehabilitation Assistance Services (45400)$10,833,293$10,833,293
Low Vision Services (45401)FY2013 $328,608FY2014 $328,608
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (45404)FY2013 $6,552,535FY2014 $6,552,535
Independent Living Services (45407)FY2013 $3,449,071FY2014 $3,449,071
Vending Stands, Cafeterias, and Snack Bars (45410)FY2013 $503,079FY2014 $503,079
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2013 $1,661,629FY2014 $1,661,629
SpecialFY2013 $1,067,655FY2014 $1,067,655
Trust and AgencyFY2013 $180,000FY2014 $180,000
Federal TrustFY2013 $7,924,009FY2014 $7,924,009

Authority: § 51.5-1 and Title 51.5, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia; P.L. 93-516 and P.L. 93-112, Federal Code.

A. It is the intent of the General Assembly that visually handicapped persons who have completed vocational training as food service managers through programs operated by the Department be considered for food service management position openings within the Commonwealth as they arise.

B. The federal vocational rehabilitation grant award amount for the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is estimated at $9,629,262. Based on this projection, DBVI shall not expend, without prior written concurrence from the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, more state appropriation than what is minimally necessary to meet the annual 21.3 percent state matching requirement and avoid the loss of federal dollars. This provision applies to the annual federal vocational rehabilitation grant award as well as any additional allotments requiring state match that may be made available to DBVI. Any increases in total grant award spending shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within 30 days.