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DBE Program FAQ's

What is the DBE Program?
The goal of the DBE program is to make sure there is equal opportunity in the award of US DOT-FTA-FAA-FHWA assisted contracts for highway, transit, and airport projects. The program is intended to create a “level playing field” on which DBEs can compete fairly with larger non-DBE firms.

Every year government agencies in Minnesota spend millions of dollars on highway, airport, housing, and transit planning, construction, and maintenance projects. When federal dollars are utilized for this work, goals for DBE participation may be set on these projects.
What is a Certified DBE Firm?
Should My Small Business Get Certified?
How Do I Know If I Qualify?
What is the Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (ACDBE)?
How Do I Become a Certified DBE?
What Other Certifications Are Available for Small Businesses in Minnesota?
Am I Guaranteed Work If I Am Certified as a DBE?