INDOT and KYTC are committed to economic development, diversity and inclusion in contracting and workforce opportunities that reflect the community. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program ensures equal opportunities for small, minority- and women-owned businesses.
What is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program?
- A program created by Congress to help remove barriers to participation in federally funded contracts by small, minority- and women- owned business enterprises
- Ensures nondiscrimination in transportation contracting markets
- Assists in development of companies that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program
A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) eligible firm, according to Title 49, Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations, must be a small business that is at least 51% independently owned and controlled in both substance and form by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged persons.
DBE certification is a federal program, facilitated by:
Indiana Department of Transportation
3650 US Highway 41 S.
Vincennes, IN 47591
DBE Liaison Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622