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In 2012, the FCC certified 53 programs to distribute equipment under the National Deaf‐Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recently, the program certified for Virginia informed the FCC that it was unable to continue participating in the NDBEDP. The FCC invited applications from other programs to become certified to distribute equipment under the NDBEDP to low income individuals in Virginia who are deaf‐blind. The deadline for applications was December 18, 2015. On January 14, 2016, the FCC announced that it selected the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired for certification to participate in the NDBEDP for the state of Virginia.