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How Do I Get DBE Certified?
Step 1: Determine If You Meet Eligibilty Requirements
To be regarded as economically disadvantaged, an individual must have a personal net worth that does not exceed $1.32 million. To be seen as a small business, a firm must meet SBA size criteria AND have average annual gross receipts not to exceed $22.41 million. Size limits for the airport concessions DBE program are higher.
Step 2: Gather Supporting Documents
The Supporting Document Checklist can be found in the Application below
Step 3: Fill Out an Application
Download a Microsoft Word Version
Download a PDF Version
Step 4: Get Affidavits Notorized
For a Notary in Minnesota visit the Secretary of State Website
Step 5: Submit your Application
Find a MnUCP Certifying Agency
Have more questions? Visit the DBE Applicant FAQ's Page