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.
BEP Policy and Related Links
- Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Policy Manual
- 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
- Randolph-Sheppard Federal Regulations
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 395 - VENDING FACILITY PROGRAM FOR THE BLIND ON FEDERAL AND OTHER PROPERTY
- 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.
- Business Enterprise Program. (8 AAC 98.300 - 8 AAC 98.480)
These Apply to the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program (P.L. 83-565 as amended) administered by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and to the State vending facility program established under AS 23.15.100 (b) and AS 23.15.130.
For more information, contact:
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 302
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Alaska Relay: (800) 770-8369