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U.S. AbilityOne Commission

James M. Kesteloot, Chairperson
Tina Ballard, Executive Director

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Nonprofit Agencies

More than 550 community-based nonprofit agencies across the country participate in the AbilityOne® Program. The main eligibility criteria are prescribed by the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act itself.

The Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act requires that a participating nonprofit agency be structured in such a way that "precludes the inurement of the net earnings of the corporation to any individual." Also, at least 75 percent of the nonprofit agency's total direct labor hours must be performed by persons who are blind or who have significant disabilities. The work on Federal contracts may be facility-based, such as manufacturing or packaging; or community-based, such as administrative services, food service, janitorial/custodial, or switchboard operations.

To participate in the AbilityOne Program, nonprofit agencies must associate with either NIB or SourceAmerica®. Again, there is no cost to the nonprofit agency to join. When a Federal contract is placed in the AbilityOne Program for the agency to perform, NIB or SourceAmerica receives a small portion of the contract sales to help cover the cost of operations. The Commission includes resources to cover the NIB/SourceAmerica fee in the price established for supplies and services.

For more information, contact NIB or your closest SourceAmerica Regional Office.

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