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Dept of Services for the Blind - Current Law

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 42,338,000
Net change from current biennium 3,434,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 8.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
25,648,000 General Fund - Federal 20,277,753 25,648,000 25,672,000
Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Federal 192,635
60,000 General Fund - Private/Local 60,000 60,000 61,000
(2,509,000) Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Nonappropriated 2,099,413 2,509,000 1,784,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 15,703
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated (2,393)
10,700,000 13,000 General Fund - State 7,265,715 10,687,000 14,821,000
322,865 322,865 SW Info Tech Sys Dev Rev Acct - State
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 171,953
36,730,865 (2,173,135) Total Appropriated Funds 30,080,779 38,904,000 42,338,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 15,141,659 15,820,690 5,821,838 20,909,000 21,429,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(2,415,517) (7.4%) (8,438,251) (28.1%) 20,695,472 95.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 78.2 80.8 81.6 82.0 82.0