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Business Enterprise Program Needs to Modify Enterprises and Improve Vendor Training, Support, and Monitoring, Report No. 06-73, December 2006
 
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The Business Enterprise Program faces several challenges that have limited its ability to provide viable business opportunities for the blind.  While many of the program’s business enterprises provide relatively high incomes for clients, others consistently provide low incomes and many clients leave the program within a few years.  To address these concerns, the program should close or modify business enterprises that cannot provide sufficient income levels, explore new business models, and improve its training, support, and monitoring of program vendors.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Blind Services

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-34 The Business Enterprise Program Has Improved Vendor Contract Opportunities, Training, Support, and Monitoring, published in May 2008.
  • Report No. 05-39 OPPAGA Report: Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be Low, published in July 2005.
  • Report No. 05-14 OPPAGA Report: Vocational Rehabilitation Program’s Performance Has Been Mixed Since the Abolishment of Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission, published in March 2005.
  • Report No. 03-51 Progress Report: Agency Implements Recommendations to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services, published in September 2003.
  • Report No. 02-06 Special Examination: Responsibilities Not Fulfilled by Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission; Program Performance Declines, published in January 2002.

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