Labor and Economic Opportunity
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December 26, 2018 - The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) recently presented its annual Achievement Honor Roll Awards to several business, community, and pre-employment transition service (Pre-ETS) partners for their exemplary dedication and contribution toward the training and employment of blind or visually impaired individuals served by BSBP.
“This year’s BSBP partner honorees without hesitation, have opened doors through their advocacy, created customized work experiences through their innovation, and recognized the true potential of our BSBP clients for what they can do,” said BSBP Director William Robinson. “I am grateful to each of our partners who have worked tirelessly alongside our BSBP team members to maximize BSBP services and help ensure meaningful, integrated and competitive employment of our clients for greater independence and self-sufficiency.”
Click here for the list of Business, Employer and Pre-ETS Partners Achievement Honor Roll Recipients
BSBP 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).