Agencies Receiving Federal Quota Funds Due Under an Act to Promote the Education of the Blind, Fiscal Year 2016

October 1, 2015 — September 30, 2016

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 2016

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 2011. 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 942 $26,2911.12
Alabama State Department of Education, *PNP, Talladega 75 $20,932.41
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, Talladega 440 $122,803.50
Totals 1,457 $406,647.03
Alaska
Alaska State Department of Education, Anchorage 133 $37,120.15
Totals 133 $37,120.15
American Samoa
American Samoa Department of Education, Pago Pago 34 $9,489.36
Totals 34 $9,489.36
Arizona
Arizona State Department of Education, Phoenix 731 $204,021.26
Arizona State Department of Education, PNP, Phoenix 157 $43,818.52
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Tucson 420 $117,221.52
Totals 1,308 $365,061.30
Arkansas
Arkansas State Department of Education, Sherwood 309 $86,241.55
Arkansas State Department of Education, PNP, Sherwood 44 $12,280.35
Arkansas School for the Blind, Little Rock 117 $32,654.57
Lions World Services for the Blind, Little Rock 57 $15,908.63
Conway Human Development Center, Conway 73 $20,374.22
Totals 600 $167,459.32
California
California Department of Education, Sacramento 4,928 $1,375,399.14
California Department of Education, PNP, Sacramento 613 $171,087.60
California School for the Blind, Fremont 73 $20,374.22
Braille Institute of America Inc, Los Angeles 112 $31,259.07
Orientation Center for the Blind, Fremont 53 $14,792.24
Totals 5,779 $1,612,912.27
Colorado
Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Springs 423 $118,058.81
Colorado Department of Education, PNP, Colorado Springs 69 $19,257.82
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Colorado Springs 39 $10,884.86
Rehabilitation Center, Denver 8 $2,232.79
Totals 539 $150,434.28
Connecticut
Board of Education & Services for the Blind, Windsor 564 $157,411.75
Board of Education & Services for the Blind, PNP, Windsor 4 $1,116.40
Oak Hill School, Hartford 20 $5,581.98
Connecticut State Department of Developmental Services, Hartford 24 $6,698.37
Totals 612 $170,808.50
Delaware
State Department of Education, New Castle 227 $63,355.44
State Department of Education, PNP, New Castle 2 $558.20
Division for the Visually Impaired, New Castle 0 $0.00
Totals 229 $63,913.64
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington 63 $17,583.23
District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Washington 0 $0.00
Totals 63 $17,583.23
Florida
Florida State Department of Education, Tampa 1,666 $464,978.69
Florida State Department of Education, PNP, Tampa 63 $17,583.23
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine 348 $97,126.40
Division of Blind Services, Daytona Beach 23 $6,419.27
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Miami 9 $2,511.89
Conklin Centers for the Blind, Daytona Beach 36 $10,047.56
Totals 2,145 $598,667.04
Georgia
Georgia State Department of Education, Clarkston 1,373 $383,202.72
Georgia State Department of Education, PNP, Clarkston 8 $2,826.19
Georgia Academy for the Blind, Macon 97 $27,072.59
Center for the Visually Impaired, Atlanta 54 $15,071.34
East Central Regional Hospital, Gracewood 0 $0.00
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehablilitation 1 $279.10
Totals 1,533 $427,858.54
Guam
Guam Department of Education, Hagåtña 57 $15,908.63
Totals 57 $15,908.63
Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu 201 $56,098.87
Hawaii Department of Education, PNP, Honolulu 16 $4,465.58
Hawaii Center for the Deaf and the Blind, Honolulu 4 $1,116.40
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Hoópono Services for the Blind Branch 16 $4,465.58
Totals 237 $66,146.43
Idaho
Idaho State Department of Education, Gooding 207 $57,773.46
Idaho State Department of Education, PNP, Gooding 0 $0.00
Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind, Gooding 22 $6,140.17
Idaho Commission for the Blind, Boise 10 $2,790.99
Idaho State School and Hospital 0 $0.00
Totals 239 $66,704.62
Illinois
Illinois State Board of Education, Chicago 2,039 $569,082.56
Illinois State Board of Education, PNP, Chicago 518 $144,573.21
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, Jacksonville 116 $32,375.47
The Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka 1,038 $289,704.61
The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago 154 $42,981.22
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education — Wood, Chicago 56 $15,629.54
The Hope School, Springfield 7 $1,953.69
Totals 3,928 $1,096,300.30
Indiana
Indiana Department of Education, Indianapolis 712 $198,718.38
Indiana Department of Education, PNP, Indianapolis 57 $15,908.63
Indiana School for the Blind, Indianapolis 107 $29,863.58
Indiana Department of Education—Adult Students, Indianapolis 68 $18,978.72
Totals 944 $263,469.31
Iowa
Iowa Department of Education, Vinton 487 $135,921.14
Iowa Department of Education, PNP, Vinton 5 $1,395.49
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Vinton 0 $0.00
Iowa Department for the Blind, Glenwood 34 $9,489.36
Glenwood Resource Center, Glenwood 20 $5,581.98
Totals 546 $152,387.97
Kansas
Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas City 627 $174,994.98
Kansas State Board of Education, PNP, Kansas City 116 $32,375.47
Kansas State School for the Blind 31 $8,652.06
Totals 774 $216,022.51
Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Education, Louisville 536 $149,596.99
Kentucky Department of Education, PNP, Louisville 33 $9,210.26
Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville 54 $15,071.34
Kentucky Department for the Blind, Louisville 7 $1,953.69
Totals 630 $175,832.28
Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge 525 $146,526.90
Louisiana Department of Education, PNP, Baton Rouge 1 $279.10
Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired 67 $18,699.62
Louisiana Center for the Blind, Ruston 82 $22,886.11
The Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans Inc., New Orleans 18 $5,023.78
Totals 693 $193,415.51
Maine
Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Bangor 126 $35,166.46
Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired, PNP, Bangor 11 $3,070.09
Totals 137 $38,236.55
Maryland
Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore 669 $186,717.13
Maryland State Department of Education, PNP, Baltimore 155 $43,260.32
The Maryland School for the Blind, Baltimore 179 $49,958.69
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Riverdale 48 $13,396.74
Totals 1,051 $293,332.88
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Education, Malden 1,554 $433,719.62
Massachusetts Department of Education, PNP, Malden 58 $16,187.73
Perkins School for the Blind—Infants and Toddlers, Watertown 122 $34,050.06
The Carroll Center for the Blind, Newton 27 $7,535.67
Massachusetts Association for the Blind, Brookline 14 $3,907.38
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Boston 775 $216,301.61
Perkins School for the Blind—School Programs, Watertown 158 $44,097.62
Totals 2,708 $755,799.69
Michigan
Michigan Department of Education, Flint 1,947 $543,405.47
Michigan Department of Education, PNP, Flint 16 $4,465.58
Visually Handicapped Services/Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Detroit 20 $5,581.98
Michigan Commission for the Blind Training Center, Kalamazoo 67 $18,699.62
Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Detroit 5 $1,395.49
Totals 2,055 $573,548.14
Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville 1,086 $303,101.35
Minnesota Department of Education, PNP, Roseville 4 $1,116.40
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Faribault 56 $15,629.54
Blind, Inc., Minneapolis 16 $4,465.58
Vision Loss Resources, Minneapolis 13 $3,628.29
Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind, Duluth 1 $279.10
Totals 1,176 $328,220.26
Mississippi
Mississippi State Department of Education, Jackson 391 $109,127.65
Mississippi School for the Blind, Jackson 57 $15,908.63
Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Jackson 35 $9,768.46
Reach Center for the Blind, Tupelo 0 $0.00
Totals 483 $134,804.74
Missouri
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, St. Louis 1,110 $309,799.73
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, PNP, St. Louis 243 $67,821.02
Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis 35 $9,768.46
Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Kansas City 52 $14,513.14
Missouri Family Support Division 15 $4,186.48
Totals 1,455 $406,088.83
Montana
Montana State Department of Public Instruction, Great Falls 204 $56,936.17
Montana State Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Great Falls 25 $6,977.47
Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind, Great Falls 22 $6,140.17
Totals 251 $70,053.81
Nebraska
Nebraska State Department of Education, Nebraska City 372 $103,824.77
Nebraska State Department of Education, PNP, Nebraska City 4 $1,116.40
Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Nebraska City 13 $3,628.29
Totals 389 $108,569.46
Nevada
Nevada Department of Education, Carson City 373 $104,103.87
Totals 373 $104,103.87
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord 337 $94,056.31
New Hampshire Department of Education, PNP, Concord 24 $6,698.37
Totals 361 $100,754.68
New Jersey
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Newark 1,720 $480,050.03
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind/Concordia Learning Center, Jersey City 140 $39,073.84
Totals 1,860 $519,123.87
New Mexico
New Mexico State Department of Education, Alamogordo 601 $167,738.41
New Mexico State Department of Education, PNP, Alamogordo 3 $837.30
New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, Alamogordo 79 $22,048.81
Totals 683 $190,624.52
New York
New York State Education Department, Batavia 2,533 $706,957.39
New York State Education Department, PNP, Batavia 1,186 $331,011.24
Lavelle School for the Blind, Bronx 102 $28,468.08
The New York Institute for Special Education, Bronx 136 $37,957.44
New York State School for the Blind, Batavia 49 $13,675.84
Helen Keller National Center 29 $8,093.87
Totals 4,035 $1,126,163.86
North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Public Education, Raleigh 1,190 $332,127.63
North Carolina Department of Public Education, PNP, Raleigh 379 $105,778.47
The Governor Morehead School, Raleigh 244 $68,100.12
Division of Services for the Blind, Raleigh 57 $15,908.63
Totals 1,870 $521,914.85
North Dakota
Department of Public Instruction, Grand Forks 308 $85,962.45
Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Grand Forks 12 $3,349.19
North Dakota School for the Blind, Grand Forks 67 $18,699.62
Totals 387 $108,011.26
Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) Department of Education 17 $4,744.68
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) Department of Education – NP 1 $279.10
Totals 18 $5,023.78
Ohio
Ohio State Department of Education, Columbus 1,840 $513,541.89
Ohio State Department of Education, PNP, Columbus 17 $4,744.68
Ohio State School for the Blind, Columbus 78 $21,769.71
Totals 1,935 $540,056.28
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Education, Oklahoma City 760 $212,115.13
Oklahoma School for the Blind, Muskogee 56 $15,629.54
Totals 816 $227,744.67
Oregon
Oregon Department of Education, Salem 622 $173,599.49
Oregon Department of Education, PNP, Salem 9 $2,511.89
Totals 631 $176,111.38
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg 1,905 $531,683.31
Pennsylvania Department of Education, PNP, Harrisburg 66 $18,420.52
Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia 399 $111,360.44
Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Pittsburgh 195 $54,424.28
Blind And Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, Homestead 23 $6,419.27
Royer-Greaves School for the Blind, Downingtown 30 $8,372.97
Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services 82 $22,886.11
Elwyn Inc 10 $2,790.99
Totals 2,710 $756,357.89
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Department of Education, San Juan 587 $163,831.03
Puerto Rico Department of Education, PNP, San Juan 22 $6,140.17
Instituto Loaiza Cordero para Niños Ciegos, San Juan 38 $10,605.76
Rehabilitation Center for the Blind of Puerto Rico, San Juan 108 $30,142.68
Totals 755 $210,719.64
Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Education, Providence 128 $35,724.65
Rhode Island Department of Education, PNP, Providence 44 $12,280.35
Totals 172 $48,005.00
South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia 603 $168,296.61
South Carolina Department of Education, *PNP, Columbia 3 $837.30
South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multihandicapped, Columbia 153 $42,702.12
South Carolina Commission for the Blind, Columbia 24 $6,698.37
South Carolina School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multihandicapped, PNP, Columbia 56 $15,629.54
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Columbia 474 $132,292.86
Totals 1,313 $366,456.80
South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education, Pierre 65 $18,141.43
South Dakota Department of Education *PNP, Pierre 10 $2,790.99
South Dakota School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Aberdeen 143 $39,911.14
South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, Sioux Falls 6 $1,674.59
Totals 224 $62,518.15
Tennessee
Tennessee State Department of Education, Nashville 744 $207,649.55
Tennessee State Department of Education, PNP, Nashville 14 $3,907.38
Tennessee School for the Blind, Nashville 140 $39,073.84
Totals 898 $250,630.77
Texas
Texas Education Agency, Austin 5,235 $1,461,082.49
Texas Education Agency, *PNP, Austin 4 $1,116.40
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin 145 $40,469.33
The Lighthouse for the Blind of Houston, Houston 125 $34,887.36
Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, Austin 158 $44,097.62
Texas Department of Mental Health-Mental Retardation, Austin 756 $210,998.73
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dallas 97 $27,072.59
Totals 6,520 $1,819,724.52
Utah
Utah State Office of Education, Ogden 440 $122,803.50
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Ogden 132 $36,841.05
Totals 572 $159,644.55
Vermont
Vermont State Department of Education, South Burlington 156 $43,539.42
Totals 156 $43,539.42
Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Thomas 20 $5,581.98
Totals 20 $5,581.98
Virginia
Virginia Department of Education, Richmond 1,352 $377,341.65
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind—Staunton, Staunton 42 $11,722.15
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Richmond 79 $22,048.81
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, PNP, Richmond 15 $4,186.48
Totals 1,488 $415,299.09
Washington
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, Vancouver 887 $247,560.68
Washington State Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Vancouver 84 $23,444.30
Washington State School for the Blind, Vancouver 40 $11,163.95
Totals 1,011 $282,168.93
West Virginia
West Virginia State Department of Education, Romney 243 $67,821.02
West Virginia State Department of Education, PNP, Romney 2 $558.20
West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, Romney 113 $31,538.17
Totals 358 $99,917.39
Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Janesville 916 $255,654.55
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, PNP, Janesville 24 $6,698.37
Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped & Educational Services for the Visually Impaired, Janesville 48 $13,396.74
Totals 988 $275,749.66
Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Education, Riverton 147 $41,027.53
Wyoming Department of Education, PNP, Riverton 42 $11,722.15
Totals 189 $52,749.68
GRAND TOTALS 62,528 $17,451,493.07

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