Distribution of federal quota allotments received from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Policy Approve By
Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Superintendent
Policy Date (original policy date)
Policy Prepared By
Colleen Lines
Policy Category
Instructional Resource Center (IRC)

PROCEDURE:   
SUBJECT:      Distribution of federal quota allotments received from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

PURPOSE:

I. The Federal Act to Promote the Education of the Blind was enacted by Congress in 1879. This act is a means for providing adapted educational materials to eligible students who meet the definition of blindness. An annual registration of eligible students determines a per capita amount of money designated for the purchase of educational materials produced by the APH. These funds are credited to Federal Quota accounts which are maintained and administered by APH and its Ex Officio Trustees throughout the country.

II. This allotment is divided by the total number of eligible students and clients in educational or instructional programs at less than college levels on the first Monday of the preceding January. This division results in a per capita amount that is then multiplied by the number of registered students in each Federal Quota account. This amount is credited to each respective account, thus establishing each account's "quota" for the federal fiscal year.

III. The Ogden Resource Center (ORC) is charged with managing the allotted federal quota funds for the state of Washington’s Ex-Officio trustees, by prudent spending, recycling and reusing of accessible instructional materials, and monitoring of funds.