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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:

BEP Coordinator
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 302
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Voice/TDD: 907-269-7492

Alaska Relay: (800) 770-8369


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Duane Mayes, Director
Phone: (907) 465-2814
Toll Free: (800) 478-2815
Fax: (907) 465-2856
Address: P.O. Box 115516
Juneau, AK 99811-5516
Email: Director's Office


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