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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

 DBE Program Overview


Name of Program: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) as set forth in 49 CFR part 26, the DBE Final Rule.

Brief Program Description: The purpose of this program is to remedy past and current discrimination against DBEs, to ensure a level playing field, foster equal opportunity in DOT-assisted contracts, improve the flexibility and efficiency of the DBE Program, and reduce burdens on small businesses.

Who Must Comply? All Federally funded grantees. This includes recipients of FTA operating, planning or capital funds. Requirements include establishing a DBE goal for all contracting opportunities, excluding vehicle purchases, and reporting past results.

Program Deadlines/Due Dates: The Office of Transit's subrecipients must submit semi-annual progress reports to ODOT by October 31 and April 30.


 DBE Links




Deborah Green
Administrator, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(614) 466-7699

Tyler Bender
Compliance Officer
(614) 995-0754