The 2013 Executive Budget Document
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired [ http://www.vdbvi.org/ ]Mission Statement
The mission of the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) is to provide services and resources which empower individuals who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind to achieve their desired levels of employment, education, and personal independence.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 6,588,350||$ 35,194,288||$ 14,803,169|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 6,351,857||$ 35,194,288||$ 14,803,169|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 5,875,255||$ 37,185,638||$ 14,358,494|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 5,936,072||$ 37,304,330||$ 14,417,840|
|2013 Addenda||$ 5,956,564||$ 44,803,865||$ 17,878,233|
|2013 Addenda||$ 0||$ 0||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 5,956,564||$ 44,803,865||$ 17,878,233|
|2014 Addenda||$ 6,318,796||$ 44,803,865||$ 17,878,233|
|2014 Addenda||$ (506,441)||$ 120,000||$ 42,800|
|2014 Total||$ 5,812,355||$ 44,923,865||$ 17,921,033|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Account for enhanced Standards of Quality support of blind and visually impaired studentsReflects the provision of enhanced support for blind and visually impaired students that will now be included in the Standards of Quality model. The funding currently provided by the Department of Blind and Vision Impaired to support a portion of teacher salaries will no longer be necessary. A companion amendment is included in direct aid to public education.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (502,662)
Specify spending policy for vocational rehabilitation servicesAdds language requiring the agency to gain approval from the Department of Planning and Budget before increasing its vocational rehabilitation spending above the curent federal award. This action is contained in budget bill language.
Adjust funding for changes in methodology for Oracle related chargesAdjusts the agency?s budget for the general fund share of the impact of VITA charges resulting from a planned change in the rates methodology as applied to Oracle specific costs effective July 1, 2013. Under the new methodology, Oracle costs will be charged directly to those few agencies with Oracle licenses rather than sharing the costs via standard server rates among the many agencies using the servers on which the Oracle software resides as is currently done.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (3,779)
Adjust nongeneral fund appropriationProvides the necessary nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect anticipated expenditures. Specifically, $185,000 is transferred between fund groups (federal to special) and service areas (19102 to 19101) to account for accounting changes to the braille textbook program. In addition, $120,000 of endowment funding (0715), which is provided by the Board for the Blind and Vision Impaired, is appropriated for special pilot and demonstration projects.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 120,000