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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 34,855,000
Net change from current biennium (268,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (0.8%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
25,492,000 General Fund - Federal 21,878,747 25,492,000 25,542,000
60,000 General Fund - Private/Local 60,955 60,000 60,000
7,582,000 General Fund - State 5,019,000 7,582,000 6,800,000
172,000 172,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 173,000
33,306,000 172,000 Total Appropriated Funds 27,131,702 33,134,000 32,402,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(1,989,000) Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 2,195,897 1,989,000 2,453,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 3,172,370
(1,989,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 5,368,267 1,989,000 2,453,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 16,224,343 14,939,120 5,923,501 17,349,000 17,506,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
3,303,471 11.3% (11,637,347) (35.8%) 13,992,379 67.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 79.5 77.3 76.8 80.0 80.0