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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Item 350

Item 350 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Rehabilitation Assistance Services (45400)$10,161,877$10,099,369
Low Vision Services (45401)FY2015 $303,333FY2016 $303,333
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (45404)FY2015 $5,969,084FY2016 $5,969,084
Community Based Independent Living Services (45407)FY2015 $3,189,724FY2016 $3,189,724
Vending Stands, Cafeterias, and Snack Bars (45410)FY2015 $699,736FY2016 $637,228
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $1,815,627FY2016 $1,753,119
SpecialFY2015 $203,911FY2016 $203,911
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $115,000FY2016 $115,000
Federal TrustFY2015 $8,027,339FY2016 $8,027,339

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.