Q. How do I apply for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program?


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program: The Department of Transportation (DOT) is dedicated to serving our community, including those businesses contracting with state agencies and recipients of DOT funds.  The Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is designed to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past discrimination in federally-assisted highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance transportation contracting markets nationwide. The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

Questions? Contact the Departmental Office of Civil Rights

  • Phone: 202-366-4648

  • TTY/Assistive Device: 202-366-9696

  • Fax: 202-366-5575

  • Mail:

Department of Transportation
Departmental Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590


  • Last Updated Oct 12, 2017
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  • Answered By Laura Farley

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