DBE

INDOT is 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 DISADVANTED 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

DBE QUALIFICATION

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 INDOT’s Economic Opportunity Office.

CONTACT

Libby Crawford
Director-Economic Opportunity
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 750
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-8008
Ekiefner1@indot.in.gov