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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program


MnDOT's DBE program is an affirmative action program intended to level the playing field by providing contracting opportunities for small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Read more about our policy.

Any MnDOT project receiving federal funds should have established DBE goals. DBE specialists evaluate each proposal for federally funded MnDOT projects or contracts before the project is advertised. The specialists then set a DBE participation goal or a race-gender neutral goal. These goals are stated in the DBE Special Provisions, which is included in the contract/proposal.

Before you can participate as a DBE, read the eligibility requirements and complete the appropriate forms to demonstrate that your business is eligible for the program.

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