Business Enterprise Program
The U.S. Congress created the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) under the Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936.
The program gives priority to blind vendors who want to operate food service facilities in federal and state government buildings. Counties and cities are not required to participate but some voluntarily work with the BEP.
GVRA’s BEP helps visually impaired Georgians become independent business owners in the food service industry, with dependable income and benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, and a sound retirement.
The program’s training emphasizes food service management, quality customer service, menu planning, health and safety, and merchandising.
How to Apply
Candidates for the Business Enterprise Program must be
1) legally blind
2) a United States citizen
3) a client of GVRA’s VR program.
For additional information about becoming a vendor or working with the BEP at your facility click here to download the BEP Training Consumer Guide or
Call the GVRA at +1 844-367-4872 or
Email: [email protected]