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2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - SB1100 (Introduced)

Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Item 366

Item 366

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Rehabilitation Assistance Services (45400)$15,837,108
$13,914,033
$15,837,108
$14,202,971
Low Vision Services (45401)FY2021 $386,293FY2022 $386,293
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (45404)FY2021 $9,879,430
$8,296,410
FY2022 $9,879,430
$8,296,410
Community Based Independent Living Services (45407)FY2021 $5,100,811
$4,760,756
FY2022 $5,100,811
$5,049,694
Vending Stands, Cafeterias, and Snack Bars (45410)FY2021 $470,574FY2022 $470,574
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2021 $4,433,775
$2,510,700
FY2022 $4,433,775
$2,799,638
SpecialFY2021 $844,731FY2022 $844,731
Trust and AgencyFY2021 $173,109FY2022 $173,109
Federal TrustFY2021 $10,385,493FY2022 $10,385,493

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 $9,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2020; $9,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2021; and $9,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2022. In addition to the base annual award amount, DBVI may request up to $2,000,000 of additional federal reallotment dollars in each of these years. Assuming these amounts, the annual 21.3 percent state matching requirement would equate to $3,077,380 for federal fiscal year 2020; $3,077,380 for federal fiscal year 2021; and $3,077,380 for federal fiscal year 2022.


2. Based on the projection of federal award funding in paragraph B.1., DBVI shall not request federal vocational rehabilitation grant dollars in excess of $11,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2020; $11,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2021; and $11,370,416 for federal fiscal year 2022, 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.