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What are APH Quota Funds?

Federal quota funds are an annual appropriation shared proportionally among all public institutions for students who are blind or visually impaired in the United States. All states conduct an annual registration of students who are visually impaired on the first Monday in January each year to determine their share of these funds. Each state's share of these funds is held in escrow at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and, as orders for materials are processed, their cost is drawn against that account.

TSBVI manages a statewide system of ordering, distributing, and repairing instructional materials purchased from APH with federal quota funds.  Specialized equipment and instructional materials may be requested by a local school district for the eligible visually impaired students it serves. 

More information about the American Printing House for the Blind, Federal Quota Funds, and how Texas manages these funds and materials may be found in the downloadable article "Ordering APH Materials Using Quota Funds in Texas".

If you have questions about ordering through APH using Quota Funds, returning APH products or repairing APH products, contact:

Randall McAlister, Administrative Assistant
(512) 206-9344

If you have questions outside of these areas, contact Miriam and she will direct your inquiry:
Sue Enoch, APH Materials Coordinator
(512) 206-9270