The Randolph-Sheppard and JWOD
programs use different procedures to provide food services to DOD.
Melwood Horticultural Training Center in Maryland, using the leverage provided through the JWOD
Program, has achieved outstanding success in empowering people with developmental disabilities through employment on these government projects.
Effective 27 November 2006, the JWOD
is now known as AbilityOne.
Not only are people who are blind or have other severe disabilities a vital part of the country's workforce, under the JWOD
Program they are a critical link in the military's manufacturing industrial base.
Program generates jobs for individuals who are blind or have other severe disabilities through Federal Government purchases of products and services provided nationwide by non-profit agencies that employ blind or severely disabled individuals.
The mission of the JWOD
Program is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind or severely disabled, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment," RADM McCarthy said, "It's an honor and privilege to be part of that mission.
program generates jobs for individuals who are blind or severely disabled through federal government purchases of certain products and services provided by non-profit agencies that employ blind and severely disabled persons.
The Code of Federal Regulations designates NISH as the advocate for JWOD
He cited the Navy as one of the "key partners" that enables the JWOD
program to function effectively.
The resultant legislation, known as the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act, permits nonprofit agencies serving people with other severe disabilities in addition to blindness to participate in the JWOD
program and authorized nonprofit agencies to provide not only supplies, but also services to the federal government.
program generates jobs for individuals who are blind or have other severe disabilities through Federal Government purchases of products provided by non-profit agencies that employ blind or severely disabled individuals.
The Javits-Wagner O'Day Act requires the government to purchase supplies or services on the Procurement List, at prices established by the Committee, from JWOD
participating nonprofit agencies if they are available with the period required.