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The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) provides entrepreneurial opportunities for legally blind clients of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS). Blind entrepreneurs manage a wide variety of food-service operations, including cafeterias, coffee shops, vending machine locations and highway area vending sites. Through this program, blind individuals receive training and opportunities to become productive, tax-paying citizens and independent business owners.
The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program is for individuals with a significant visual disability who are a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in terms of achieving employment. Referral for the BEP must be completed by Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
In order to be accepted for training in the BEP, an applicant must:
Candidates must also have:
Successful entrepreneurs through the Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program are: