Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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December 7, 2018 - The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) recently presented its annual Achievement Honor Roll Awards to BSBP clients who are exemplary in achieving their goals for employment and/or independent living after vision loss. Nominated by BSBP staff, these individuals have achieved independence through the diverse set of quality services offered by BSBP.
“Our honorees demonstrate that setting goals and embracing the training and tools provided by the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons can result in a greater quality of life and realization of their dreams,” said BSBP Director William Robinson. “I am proud of our award recipients, our BSBP team members and Michigan employers who work to accommodate our clients.”
The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons provides training and other services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment and/or independence in the careers of their choice.
The BSBP programs and services include:
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living programs described in this press release are funded 78.7 percent through a VR grant from the U.S. Department of Education and 21.3 percent through state funding. Total federal funding for federal fiscal year 2018 was approximately $19,409,613. The pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) provided under the Vocational Rehabilitation program are funded 100 percent through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. For federal fiscal year 2018, the total amount of grant funds used for Pre-ETS services is expected to approximate or exceed $2 million.
For more information about BSBP visit www.michigan.gov/bsbp or call toll-free: 800-292-4200, TTY 888-864-1212. BSBP is a part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).