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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Item 357

Item 357

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Rehabilitation Assistance Services (45400)$10,897,486$10,897,486
Low Vision Services (45401)FY2017 $366,162FY2018 $366,162
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (45404)FY2017 $6,219,394FY2018 $6,219,394
Community Based Independent Living Services (45407)FY2017 $3,661,612FY2018 $3,661,612
Vending Stands, Cafeterias, and Snack Bars (45410)FY2017 $650,318FY2018 $650,318
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2017 $1,858,863FY2018 $1,858,863
SpecialFY2017 $221,463FY2018 $221,463
Trust and AgencyFY2017 $115,000FY2018 $115,000
Federal TrustFY2017 $8,702,160FY2018 $8,702,160

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. 1.The annual federal vocational rehabilitation grant award that will be received by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is estimated at $11,442,719 for federal fiscal year 2016; $11,442,719 for federal fiscal year 2017; and $11,442,719 for federal fiscal year 2018. In addition to the base annual award amount, DBVI may request up to $1,500,000 of additional federal reallotment dollars in each of these years. Assuming these amounts, the annual 21.3 percent state matching requirement would equate to $3,632,832 for federal fiscal year 2016; $3,632,832 for federal fiscal year 2017; and $3,632,832 for federal fiscal year 2018.


2. Based on the projection of federal award funding in paragraph A.2., DBVI shall not request federal vocational rehabilitation grant dollars in excess of $12,942,719 for federal fiscal year 2016; $12,942,719 for federal fiscal year 2017; and $12,942,719 for federal fiscal year 2018, without prior written concurrence from the Director, Department of Planning and Budget. Any approved increases in grant award requests shall be reported by DARS to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within 30 days.