Agencies Receiving Federal Quota Funds Due Under an Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, Fiscal Year 2017

October 1, 2016 — September 30, 2017

The Federal Quota Program was initiated in 1879 by the Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind. This program is a means whereby a per capita amount of money is designated for the purchase of educational materials for each eligible student registered through an established Federal Quota account. These Federal Quota accounts are maintained and administered by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and its Ex Officio Trustees.

The Federal Quota Registration is the census that records students who are eligible to receive materials provided by the Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind. This census is conducted through the Advisory Services portion of the act. Detailed census data for FY2016 is available at the following link:

Distribution of Eligible Students, Fiscal Year 2017

Appropriate Use of Federal Quota Census Data

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The specific purpose of the annual Federal Quota Census is to register students in the United States and Outlying Areas who meet the definition of blindness and are therefore eligible for adapted educational materials from APH through the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind.

Statements regarding student literacy, use of appropriate learning media, and students taught in a specific medium cannot be supported using APH registration data.

Number of Blind and Visually Impaired Students Registered, Fiscal Year 2016

US map showing number of blind and visually impaired students registered in the Federal Quota Program as of January 2016. See full data in table below.

Agencies Receiving Federal Quota Funds

Agencies for the Education of the Visually Impaired in the United States Receiving Federal Quota Funds Due Under an Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, Fiscal Year 2016

Note: The agencies listed in this section are in the following order within each state: State Departments of Education, Schools for the Blind, Rehabilitation Programs, Programs for Students with Multiple Disabilities.

*Note: The abbreviation "PNP" means "Private, Non-profit."

Alabama
Alabama State Department of Education, Talladega 933 $262,152.07
Alabama State Department of Education, *PNP, Talladega 66 $18,544.52
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, Talladega 514 $144,422.47
Totals 1,513 $425,119.06
Alaska
Alaska State Department of Education, Anchorage 136 $38,212.95
Totals 136 $38,212.95
American Samoa
American Samoa Department of Education, Pago Pago 50 $14,048.88
Totals 50 $14,048.88
Arizona
Arizona State Department of Education, Phoenix 735 $206,518.51
Arizona State Department of Education, PNP, Phoenix 266 $74,740.03
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Tucson 381 $107,052.45
Totals 1,382 $388,310.99
Arkansas
Arkansas State Department of Education, Sherwood 307 $86,260.11
Arkansas State Department of Education, PNP, Sherwood 50 $14,048.88
Arkansas School for the Blind, Little Rock 118 $33,155.35
World Services for the Blind, Little Rock 30 $8,429.33
Conway Human Development Center, Conway 70 $19,668.43
Totals 575 $161,562.10
California
California Department of Education, Sacramento 4,886 $1,372,856.40
California Department of Education, PNP, Sacramento 655 $184,040.31
California School for the Blind, Fremont 75 $21,073.32
Braille Institute of America Inc, Los Angeles 111 $31,188.51
Orientation Center for the Blind, Fremont 41 $11,520.08
Totals 5,768 $1,620,678.62
Colorado
Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Springs 699 $196,403.32
Colorado Department of Education, PNP, Colorado Springs 107 $30,064.60
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs 62 $17,420.61
Rehabilitation Center, Denver 5 $1,404.89
Totals 873 $245,293.42
Connecticut
Board of Education & Services for the Blind, Windsor 552 $155,099.62
Board of Education & Services for the Blind, PNP, Windsor 4 $1,123.91
Oak Hill School, Hartford 21 $5,900.53
Connecticut State Department of Developmental Services, Hartford 0 $0.00
Totals 577 $162,124.06
Delaware
State Department of Education, New Castle 214 $60,129.20
State Department of Education, PNP, New Castle 2 $561.96
Division for the Visually Impaired, New Castle 0 $0.00
Totals 216 $60,691.16
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington 58 $16,296.70
Totals 58 $16,296.70
Florida
Florida State Department of Education, Tampa 1,648 $463,051.03
Florida State Department of Education, PNP, Tampa 43 $12,082.04
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine 337 $94,689.44
Division of Blind Services, Daytona Beach 50 $14,048.88
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Miami 47 $13,205.95
Conklin Centers for the Blind, Daytona Beach 30 $8429.33
Totals 2,155 $605,506.67
Georgia
Georgia State Department of Education, Clarkston 1,431 $402,078.90
Georgia State Department of Education, PNP, Clarkston 16 $4,495.64
Georgia Academy for the Blind, Macon 98 $27,535.80
Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta 58 $16,296.70
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehablilitation 2 $561.96
Totals 1,605 $450,969.00
Guam
Guam Department of Education, Hagåtña 44 $12,363.01
Totals 44 $12,363.01
Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu 217 $60,972.13
Hawaii Department of Education, PNP, Honolulu 16 $4,495.64
Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind, Honolulu 4 $1,123.94
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Hoópono Services for the Blind Branch 22 $6,181.51
Totals 259 $72,773.22
Idaho
Idaho State Department of Education, Gooding 217 $60,972.13
Idaho State Department of Education, PNP, Gooding 0 $0.00
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, Gooding 33 $9,272.26
Idaho Commission for the Blind, Boise 14 $3,933.69
Totals 264 $74,178.08
Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago 2,034 $571,508.38
Illinois State Board of Education, PNP, Chicago 487 $136,836.08
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, Jacksonville 122 $34,279.26
The Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka 1,048 $294,464.49
The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago 208 $58,443.33
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education — Wood, Chicago 29 $8,148.35
The Hope School, Springfield 5 $1,404.89
Totals 3,933 $1,105,084.78
Indiana
Indiana Department of Education, Indianapolis 772 $216,914.68
Indiana Department of Education, PNP, Indianapolis 56 $15,734.74
Indiana School for the Blind, Indianapolis 104 $29,221.67
Indiana Department of Education—Adult Students, Indianapolis 69 $19,387.45
Totals 1,001 $281,258.54
Iowa
Iowa Department of Education, Vinton 492 $138,240.96
Iowa Department of Education, PNP, Vinton 3 $842.93
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Vinton 0 $0.00
Iowa Department for the Blind, Glenwood 14 $3,933.69
Glenwood Resource Center, Glenwood 31 $8,710.30
Totals 540 $151,727.88
Kansas
Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas City 620 $174,206.09
Kansas State Board of Education, PNP, Kansas City 107 $30,064.60
Kansas State School for the Blind 31 $8,710.30
Totals 758 $212,980.99
Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education, Louisville 551 $154,818.64
Kentucky Department of Education, PNP, Louisville 41 $11,520.08
Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville 49 $13,767.90
Kentucky Department for the Blind, Louisville 11 $3,090.75
Totals 652 $183,197.37
Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge 558 $156,785.48
Louisiana Department of Education, PNP, Baton Rouge 0 $0.00
Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired 62 $17,420.61
Louisiana Center for the Blind, Ruston 87 $24,445.05
The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans Inc., New Orleans 20 $5,619.55
Totals 727 $204,270.69
Maine
Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Bangor 127 $35,684.15
Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, PNP, Bangor 25 $7,024.44
Totals 152 $42,708.59
Maryland
Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore 678 $190,502.79
Maryland State Department of Education, PNP, Baltimore 174 $48,890.10
The Maryland School for the Blind, Baltimore 175 $49,171.07
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Riverdale 45 $12,643.99
Totals 1,072 $301,207.95
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Education, Malden 1,582 $444,506.51
Massachusetts Department of Education, PNP, Malden 51 $14,329.86
Perkins School for the Blind—Infants and Toddlers, Watertown 123 $34,560.24
The Carroll Center for the Blind, Newton 27 $7,586.39
Massachusetts Association for the Blind, Brookline 0 $0.00
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Boston 875 $245,855.37
Perkins School for the Blind—School Programs, Watertown 158 $44,394.46
Totals 2,816 $791,232.83
Michigan
Michigan Department of Education, Flint 1,817 $510,536.24
Michigan Department of Education, PNP, Flint 15 $4,214.66
Visually Handicapped Services/Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Detroit 21 $5,900.53
Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, Kalamazoo 52 $14,610.83
Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Detroit 4 $1,123.91
Totals 1,909 $536,386.17
Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville 1,154 $324,248.11
Minnesota Department of Education, PNP, Roseville 4 $1,123.91
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Faribault 54 $15,172.79
Blind, Inc., Minneapolis 17 $4,776.62
Vision Loss Resources, Minneapolis 20 $5,619.55
Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind, Duluth 1 $280.98
Totals 1,250 $351,221.96
Mississippi
Mississippi State Department of Education, Jackson 404 $113,514.94
Mississippi State Department of Education PNP, Jackson 4 $1,123.91
Mississippi School for the Blind, Jackson 51 $14,329.86
Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Jackson 25 $7,024.44
Totals 484 $135,993.15
Missouri
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, St. Louis 1,065 $299,241.11
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, PNP, St. Louis 277 $77,830.79
Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis 36 $10,115.19
Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Kansas City 42 $11,801.06
Missouri Family Support Division 10 $2,809.78
Totals 1,430 $401,797.93
Montana
Montana State Department of Public Instruction, Great Falls 185 $51,980.85
Montana State Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Great Falls 32 $8,991.28
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, Great Falls 27 $7,586.39
Totals 244 $68,558.52
Nebraska
Nebraska State Department of Education, Nebraska City 389 $109,300.27
Nebraska State Department of Education, PNP, Nebraska City 2 $561.96
Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Nebraska City 13 $3,652.71
Totals 404 $115,200.80
Nevada
Nevada Department of Education, Carson City 410 $115,200.80
Totals 410 $115,200.80
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord 369 $103,680.72
New Hampshire Department of Education, PNP, Concord 1 $280.98
Totals 370 $103,961.70
New Jersey
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Newark 1,596 $448,440.20
Blindness Education Services, Newark 0 $0.00
Blindness Education Services *PNP, Newark 0 $0.00
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind/Concordia Learning Center, Jersey City 172 $48,328.14
Totals 1,768 $496,768.34
New Mexico
New Mexico State Department of Education, Alamogordo 582 $163,528.95
New Mexico State Department of Education, PNP, Alamogordo 0 $0.00
New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, Alamogordo 83 $23,321.14
Totals 665 $186,850.09
New York
New York State Education Department, Batavia 2,523 $708,906.41
New York State Education Department, PNP, Batavia 1,223 $343,635.57
Lavelle School for the Blind, Bronx 92 $25,849.94
The New York Institute for Special Education, Bronx 132 $37,089.04
New York State School for the Blind, Batavia 57 $16,015.72
Helen Keller National Center 28 $7,867.37
Totals 4,055 $1,139,364.05
North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Public Education, Raleigh 1,426 $400,674.01
North Carolina Department of Public Education, PNP, Raleigh 386 $108,457.34
The Governor Morehead School, Raleigh 38 $10,677.15
Division of Services for the Blind, Raleigh 58 $16,296.70
Totals 1,908 $536,105.20
North Dakota
Department of Public Instruction, Grand Forks 285 $80,078.61
Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Grand Forks 15 $4,214.66
North Dakota School for the Blind, Grand Forks 62 $17,420.61
Totals 362 $101,713.88
Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) Department of Education 14 $3,933.69
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) Department of Education – NP 2 $561.96
Totals 16 $4,495.65
Ohio
Ohio State Department of Education, Columbus 1,878 $527,675.87
Ohio State Department of Education, PNP, Columbus 26 $7,305.42
Ohio State School for the Blind, Columbus 83 $23,321.14
Totals 1,987 $558,302.43
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Education, Oklahoma City 753 $211,576.11
Oklahoma School for the Blind, Muskogee 62 $17,420.61
Totals 815 $228,996.72
Oregon
Oregon Department of Education, Salem 621 $174,487.07
Oregon Department of Education, PNP, Salem 9 $2,528.80
Totals 630 $177,015.87
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg 1,937 $544,253.55
Pennsylvania Department of Education, PNP, Harrisburg 61 $17,139.63
Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia 417 $117,167.65
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Pittsburgh 185 $51,980.85
Blind And Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, Homestead 22 $6,181.51
Royer-Greaves School for the Blind, Downingtown 28 $7,867.37
Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services 102 $28,659.71
Elwyn Inc 16 $4,495.64
Totals 2,768 $777,745.91
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Department of Education, San Juan 519 $145,827.36
Puerto Rico Department of Education, PNP, San Juan 17 $4,776.62
Instituto Loaiza Cordero para Niños Ciegos, San Juan 28 $7,867.37
Rehabilitation Center for the Blind of Puerto Rico, San Juan 125 $35,122.20
Totals 689 $193,593.55
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Education, Providence 122 $34,279.26
Rhode Island Department of Education, PNP, Providence 36

$10,115.19

Totals 158 $44,394.45
South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia 608 $170,834.36
South Carolina Department of Education, *PNP, Columbia 2 $561.96
South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multihandicapped, Columbia 117 $32,874.38
South Carolina Commission for the Blind, Columbia 21 $5,900.53
South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multihandicapped, PNP, Columbia 47 $13,205.95
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Columbia 469 $131,778.48
Totals 1,264 $355.155.66
South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education, Pierre 73 $20,511.36
South Dakota Department of Education *PNP, Pierre 10 $2,809.78
South Dakota School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Aberdeen 142 $39,898.81
South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Sioux Falls 4 $1,123.91
Totals 229 $64,343.86
Tennessee
Tennessee State Department of Education, Nashville 732 $205,675.58
Tennessee State Department of Education, PNP, Nashville 14 $3,933.69
Tennessee School for the Blind, Nashville 133 $37,370.02
Totals 879 $246,979.29
Texas
Texas Education Agency, Austin 5,300 $1,489,181.07
Texas Education Agency, *PNP, Austin 4 $1,123.91
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin 145 $40,741.75
The Lighthouse for the Blind of Houston, Houston 132 $37,089.04
Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, Austin 151 $42,427.61
Texas Department of Aging & Disablity Services, Austin 717 $201,460.92
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dallas 105 $29,502.64
Totals 6,554 $1,841,526.94
Utah
Utah State Office of Education, Ogden 421 $118,291.56
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Ogden 135 $37,361.30
Totals 556 $156,223.53
Vermont
Vermont State Department of Education, South Burlington 165 $46,361.30
Totals 165 $46,361.30
Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas 15 $4,214.66
Totals 15 $4,214.66
Virginia
Virginia Department of Education, Richmond 1,325 $372,295.28
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind—Staunton, Staunton 45 $12,643.99
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Richmond 75 $21,073.32
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, PNP, Richmond 16 $4,495.64
Totals 1,461 $410,508.23
Washington
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, Vancouver 971 $272,829.22
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Vancouver 208 $58,443.33
Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver 41 $11,520.08
Totals 1,220 $342,792.63
West Virginia
West Virginia State Department of Education, Romney 249 $69,963.41
West Virginia State Department of Education, PNP, Romney 2 $561.96
West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Romney 101 $28,378.73
Totals 352 $98,904.10
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Janesville 953 $267,771.62
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Janesville 26 $7,305.42
Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped & Educational Services for the Visually Impaired, Janesville 43 $12,082.04
Totals 1,022 $287,159.08
Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education, Riverton 150 $42,146.64
Wyoming Department of Education, PNP, Riverton 42 $11,801.06
Totals 192 $53,947.70
GRAND TOTALS 63,357 $17,801,895.83

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