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Dept of Services for the Blind

RCW 74.18

The Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides comprehensive and individualized vocational rehabilitation services to Washington state residents with visual disabilities, enabling them to become productive, independent, engaged and employed, tax-paying citizens. DSB provides tools, training, and employment assistance, so that Individuals who are blind, low vision or deaf blind can work in virtually any career that matches their interests, abilities, and aptitudes. DSB participants exit with the skills needed to manage their lives, excel in careers of their choice, and contribute to their communities. DSB supports families and visually impaired youth to develop a future of success in school and transition to the adult world of higher education and work. DSB provides services to the aging population of individuals with visual disabilities to increase their independence and engagement in the community, and decrease their need for publicly funded support services.

Agency Mission

Inclusion, independence, and economic vitality for people with visual disabilities.
Request 37,234,000
Net change from current biennium 4,723,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 14.5% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
25,274,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 21,867,556 25,274,000 25,450,000
80,000 20,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Private/Local 60,000 60,000 60,000
5,019,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 5,031,676 5,019,000 9,563,000
1,985,000 1,812,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 173,000 172,000
32,358,000 1,832,000 Total Appropriated Funds 26,959,233 30,526,000 35,245,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(1,985,000) Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 2,237,265 1,985,000 1,989,000
3,243,514 3,243,514 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated
3,243,514 1,258,514 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 2,237,265 1,985,000 1,989,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 14,897,707 16,275,626 6,269,861 18,363,000 18,871,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,595,476 9.8% (6,651,011) (22.8%) 14,688,513 65.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 81.4 80.7 80.5 80.0 80.0