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Business Enterprise Program
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's (DVR) Business Enterprise Program (BEP) provides employment opportunities to people who experience blindness and other severe disabilities by establishing businesses such as food service, gift shops and vending machines, which these individuals manage. The businesses are operated on federal and state property, as mandated under the Randolph-Sheppard Act and the Chance Act. Interested individuals should contact their DVR counselor or the BEP coordinator.
List of Business Enterprise Program Vendors
BEP Policy and Related Links
- Randolph-Sheppard Act
The Randolph-Sheppard Act as amended and as codified at Chapter 6A of Title 20 of the U.S. Code, Chapter 6A - VENDING FACILITIES FOR BLIND IN FEDERAL BUILDINGS
- Alaska Statute 23.15.010 - 210
Establishes a vending facility program for the blind and persons with severe disabilities on State of Alaska offices. Also known as the CHANCE ACT or MINI-RANDOLPH SHEPPARD ACT.
For more information, contact:
619 East Ship Creek, Suite 331
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Alaska Relay: (800) 770-8369