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.  

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.

Call the GVRA at +1 844-367-4872 or

Email: [email protected]