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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) runs a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) program, under which WOSBs and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) can be certified as such and can compet... [ Continue reading ]

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program was developed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to assist in the growth of firms meeting certain eligiblity requirements relating to the ownership of the busines... [ Continue reading ]

SBA HUBZone Program

The U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA) runs the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program in order to assist small businesses in certain urban and rural areas gain preferential access to federal proc... [ Continue reading ]


The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVOSBC) Program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA) in order to meet the requirements of legislation mandating that not less than... [ Continue reading ]

SBA SDB Program

While the U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA) maintains many certification programs under which small businesses may be certified as receiving various types of preferential treatment in receiving federal contracts, the... [ Continue reading ]

SBA All Small Mentor-Protege Program Program

Following the success of its Mentor-Protege program for participants in the 8(a) Business Development Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) developed the All Small Mentor-Protege Program, which is meant to ... [ Continue reading ]

Alabama MBE Program

The Office of Minority Business Enterprise at the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is in charge or administering and maintaining the states' minority business enterprise (MBE) program. Through the progr... [ Continue reading ]

Alabama DBE Program

The Alabama Unified Certification Program (ALUCP) is a program administered by the state of Alabama that certifies businesses as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for the purposes of doing business with the state o... [ Continue reading ]

Alaska DBE Program

The Alaska Approved Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program runs a certification process, the objectives of which are to ensure not only that the applicable laws are being followed and that DBEs can compete fairly ... [ Continue reading ]

Arizona DBE Program

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in Arizona is implemented by the Business Engagement and Compliance Office. The Arizona Department of Transportation conducts a Disparity Study every five years to determ... [ Continue reading ]

Arkansas MBE Program

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Division at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission oversees the state's minority and women-owned business certification process. In addition to certification, it maintains direct... [ Continue reading ]

Arkansas DBE Program

In Arkansas, disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) are certified by the Arkansas Unified Certification Program, which acts in association with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, to meet goals for... [ Continue reading ]

California DBE Program

The Office of Business & Economic Opportunity at the (OBEO) California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is the responsible for the state certification of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). The department... [ Continue reading ]

San Francisco LBE Program

The City and County of San Francisco frequently applies Local Business Enterprise (LBE) participation goals on its contracts, but a company must first be certified as an LBE to take advantage of this program. Through the c... [ Continue reading ]

San Diego SLBE Program

The City of San Diego encourages the participation of small local businesses through its Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs) certification program. As a certified SLBE, a company can take advantage of bid preferences,... [ Continue reading ]

Bay Area Rapid Transit MBE, WBE Program

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has a minority and women business MWBE certification program that applies to contracts that do not receive federal funding. While BART also administers a disadvantaged business... [ Continue reading ]

Los Angeles County CBE Program

The County of Los Angeles Office of Small Business has implemented a Community Business Enterprise (CBE) program to improve access to county contracts for minority, women, disadvantaged, and disabled veteran businesses. Ce... [ Continue reading ]

Alameda County SLEB Program

Certain businesses fitting the specified criteria may be certified by the Small, Local and Emerging Business (SLEB) program of Alameda County. Certified companies can then receive bid preferences on county contracts of up ... [ Continue reading ]

California Supplier Clearinghouse Diversity Program Program

Firms owned by minorities, women, disabled veterans, and LGBT people (MBEs, WBEs, DVBEs, and LGBTBEs) can gain better access to contracts with the California Public Utilities Commission if they are certified through its Su... [ Continue reading ]

Oakland LBE/SLBE Program

With a Local or Small Local Business Enterprise (LBE/SLBE) certification from the City of Oakland, a company is eligible for bid discounts and preference points on city contracts. Additionally, the city requires 50 percent... [ Continue reading ]

Los Angeles County SLBE & DVBE Program

Under the auspices of its Social Enterprise Preference Program, Los Angeles County operates certification programs for Local Small Business Enterprises (LSBEs) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). The county ... [ Continue reading ]

Denver EBE, MWBE, SBE, SBEC Program

The City of Denver's Office of Economic Development (OED) is responsible for administering Denver's minority and women business enterprise (M/WBE), emerging business enterprise (EBE), and small business enterprise (SBE) pr... [ Continue reading ]

Colorado DBE Program

The state of Colorado has eliminated the need for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) to acquire certifications from various agencies by creating the Colorado Unified Certification Program (UCP). The Colorado UCP cer... [ Continue reading ]

Connecticut SBE, MBE Program

The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services's Supplier Diversity Program aims to help small business enterprises (SBEs) and minority business enterprises (MBEs) identify business opportunities for improved e... [ Continue reading ]

Connecticut DBE Program

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has implemented a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program in order to comply with the directives of the US DOT related to DBE participation when receiving DOT ... [ Continue reading ]

Delaware MWBE Program

The State of Delaware's Office of Supplier Diversity's (OSD) mission is to ensure that businesses owned by minorities (MBEs), women (WBEs), veterans (VOBEs), service disabled veterans (SDVOBEs), and individuals with disabi... [ Continue reading ]

Delaware DBE Program

The Delaware Department of Transportation (or DelDOT) establishes contract-specific disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goals for each contract that contains USDOT-assisted funds. DelDOT uses a median par... [ Continue reading ]

District of Columbia CBE Program

One of the roles of Washington, D.C.'s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is to certify eligible companies as Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs). As a CBE, a company can receive preference when i... [ Continue reading ]

District of Columbia DBE Program

The DDOT, or the District Department of Transportation, provides assistance to minority and women-owned businesses engaged in bidding on transportation and construction related projects through its disadvantaged business e... [ Continue reading ]

Florida MWBE, VBE Program

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) at Florida Department of Management Services oversees the state's drive to increase the participation of minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) as well as veteran-owned (VBEs) b... [ Continue reading ]

Orlando MWBE Program

The City of Orlando has it's own minority and women business (MBE/WBE) program separate from the State of Florida. As a city-certified MBE/WBE, a company is listed in the city's M/WBE Internet Database, which is used by co... [ Continue reading ]

Orange County MWBE Program

The Orange County Business Development Division takes charge of the county's effort to help local, small minority and women businesses (M/WBEs) and service disabled-veteran businesses compete for county contracts. To take ... [ Continue reading ]

Florida DBE Program

The Florida's Equal Opportunity Office (EOC) administers the state Department of Transportation's (FDOT) disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program. FDOT has a goal of 10.65 percent DBE participation on FHWA-assisted ... [ Continue reading ]

Broward County Public Schools M/WBE Program

The Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) defines a M/WBE as any business at least 51 percent owned and operated by any member of a number of enumerated minority groups... [ Continue reading ]

Savannah SBE Program

The Savannah Business Opportunity Program (SBO) is a City of Savannah program run by the Office of Business Opportunity which aims to increase utilization of local small businesses in City procurement. The SBO can certify ... [ Continue reading ]

Atlanta M/FBE Program

The City of Atlanta's Office of Contract Compliance is responsible for the city's Equal Business Opportunity Program, which promotes minority- and women-owned business inclusion in city contracting. To take advantage of th... [ Continue reading ]

Chatham County MWBE Program

Chatham County in Georgia operates a Minority & Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) program that seeks to maximize opportunities for said businesses. On an ongoing basis, various workshops and events are facilitated, upda... [ Continue reading ]

Georgia DBE Program

The disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program in the State of Georgia is administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity program, which allows DBEs to be recognized as such when working with the Georgia Department o... [ Continue reading ]

Hawaii DBE Program

In their continuing efforts to provide a level playing field for businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged persons, Hawaii has established a Disadvanted Business Enterprise (DBE) Program under the auspice... [ Continue reading ]

Idaho DBE Program

The policy of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) must have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in US Department of Transportation (USDOT) assisted contra... [ Continue reading ]

Illinois BEP Program

Firms interested in becoming certified as minority (MBE), woman (FBE), or disabled person-owned business (PBE) with the State of Illinois can do so through the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Business Enter... [ Continue reading ]

Illinois VOSB/SDVOSB Program

Through the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Veteran Business Program (VBP), veteran businesses can become certified to become eligible to participate in procurement as such. Businesses already cert... [ Continue reading ]

Chicago MWBE Program

Minority-owned and women-owned businesses are eligible for certification opportunities through the City of Chicago's Minority and Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Certification Program. Certifications through this program last... [ Continue reading ]

DuPage County MBE/WBE Program

The DuPage County Community Development Commission (CDC) accepts minority and women-business (MBE/WBE) certifications from other certificating entities in the State of Illinois, including the City of Chicago and the Illino... [ Continue reading ]

Cook County MBE/WBE/VBE Program

Cook County certifies companies as minority (MBEs) and women businesses (WBEs), as well as veteran businesses (VBEs). Unlike many other public entities that confer certification, however, Cook County charges a fee for MBE/... [ Continue reading ]

Peoria M/WBE Program

The City of Peoria does not have its own minority and women business (M/WBE) certification program, but it does maintain a list of certified M/WBEs. Instead, the city recognizes firms certified as disadvantaged business en... [ Continue reading ]

Illinois DBE Program

The State of Illinois maintains a partnership among five agencies, those being the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace, which work together to... [ Continue reading ]

Indiana MWBE Program

The Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (MWBE) Division manages the State of Indiana's efforts to encourage and improve minority and women business involvement in state procurement. Indiana has annual MWBE participat... [ Continue reading ]

Indiana VOSB Program

In Indiana, three percent of its state spending is set-aside for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs). To participate in the state's Department of Administration's IVOSB program, eligible firms can become certified with ... [ Continue reading ]

Indianapolis MBE, WBE, VBE, DOBE Program

The Office of Minority & Women Business Development (OMWBD) for the City of Indianapolis certifies minority (MBE), women (WBE), veteran (VBE), and disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE) for the purposes of c... [ Continue reading ]

Indiana DBE Program

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) offers guidelines for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses that are seeking to be certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The DBE certification... [ Continue reading ]

Iowa TSB Program

Companies owned by a female, a minority group member, a service-connected disabled veteran, or a person with a disability can become certified as a Targeted Small Business (TSB), through a program run by the Iowa Econ... [ Continue reading ]

Waterloo MBE/WBE Program

The Contract Compliance Office within the City of Waterloo's Community Development Office is in charge or certifying eligible companies as minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs). Once certified, the Contract Compli... [ Continue reading ]

Iowa DBE Program

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has, through its Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policies, developed a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, which is administered by... [ Continue reading ]

Kansas MWBE Program

Firms certified as minority and women businesses (MBE/WBE) certification from the State of Kansas can gain preferential access to state-funded projects. The state's Office of Minority and Women Business Development is in c... [ Continue reading ]

Kansas DBE Program

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) maintains a directory of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) as well as handling the certification of disavantaged businesses as DBEs. One a given business is certified ... [ Continue reading ]

Kentucky M/WBE Program

Recognition as a minority and women business enterprise (MWBE) is possible with the State of Kentucky through it's MWBE Certification Program. The certification process takes about 120 days and certifications last for thre... [ Continue reading ]

Kentucky DBE Program

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, since 2002, has placed the highest priority on complying with the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program regulations. Adherence to the regulations is ensured by the Off... [ Continue reading ]

Louisiana DBE Program

The Louisiana Unified Certification Program (LA UCP) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) provides a single point of entry to certification for DBEs who wish to do business with the Louisiana Department of Transpo... [ Continue reading ]

Maine DBE Program

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is a recipient of US Department of Transportation (USDOT) funding, and as such, is required to develop and has developed its own Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Pro... [ Continue reading ]

Maryland MBE Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintains the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE), which provides certification for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Ente... [ Continue reading ]

Baltimore MBE/WBE Program

The City of Baltimore encourages the use of minority and women businesses (MBE/WBE) on city contracting through the efforts of its Minority & Women's Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO). The office certifies MBE/WBE fi... [ Continue reading ]

Baltimore County MWBE Program

Baltimore County has earmarked an overall 15 percent of its spending for minority- (MBEs) and women-owned businesses (WBEs). Through the county's Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Program, eligible businesses can be... [ Continue reading ]

Howard County MBE, WBE Program

Howard County certifies companies as minority (MBE), women (WBE), and disabled-owned business (DBE) enterprises through it's Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Program. One of the benefits of certification is that prime cont... [ Continue reading ]

Charles County SLBE Program

Charles County has a small local business (SLBE) program that aims to encourage the use of firms in the county's immediate area on county contracts. To be considred for SLBE certification or to obtain more information, a c... [ Continue reading ]

Charles County MBE Program

Charles County specify a target for minority business (MBE) participation on purchases of more than $25,000. However, to be considered a MBE by the county, a firm needs to be either certified as an MBE by the cou... [ Continue reading ]

Maryland DBE Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintains the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE), which provides certification for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, the Disadvantaged Business Ente... [ Continue reading ]

Massachusetts MBE, MWBE, WBE Program

The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) of the Operational Services Division (OSD) for Massachusetts accepts and processes applications for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Minority and Woman Business Enterprise (M/WBE)... [ Continue reading ]

Massachusetts VBE Program

The State of Massachusetts established a Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE) Program to encourage more service-disabled veterans to compete for state contracts. This program is run through the Supplier Diversity Office... [ Continue reading ]

Boston SLBE/MWBE Program

The City of Boston's Small & Local Business Enterprise Office certifies companies as Small & Local Business Enterprises (SLBE), Minority Owned Business Enterprises (MBE), Woman Owned Business Enterprises (WBE). ... [ Continue reading ]

Massachusetts DBE Program

The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) in Massachusetts is a regulatory agency within the state’s Department of Economic Development. The SDO maintains the Unified Certification Program (UCP) for Disadvantaged Business ... [ Continue reading ]

Genesee County MBE/WBE Program

The Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) in Genesee County requires firms to obtain a Certificate To Do Business (CTDB) in order to conduct business with the county. Recognition is given to firms that are minority-owned or... [ Continue reading ]

Kalamazoo MBE/WBE Program

The county of Kalamazoo maintains a directory of minority-owned and woman-owned businesses that are certified as such in the county. It is the policy of the county that such businesses have the maximum feasible ability to ... [ Continue reading ]

Michigan DBE Program

To access the Michigan Unified Certification Program (MUCP), a prospective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) wishing to become certified must contact one of the three certifying agencies, those being the Detroit Depa... [ Continue reading ]

Minnesota TGED Program

Through the Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged (TG/ED) Small Business Procurement Program, certified companies can receive bid preferences and can be eligible for TG/ED subcontractor set-asides. Also, a... [ Continue reading ]

Saint Paul WBE, MBE, SBE Program

If you are woman-owned (WBE), minority-owned (MBE), and/or small business (SBE) in the Saint Paul area, you may be able to participate in the city's Vendor Outreach Program (VOP). Through the VOP, companies ca... [ Continue reading ]

Minnesota DBE Program

The Minnesota Uniform Certification Program (MnUCP) oversees the certification of all the firms that are listed as part of the Minnesota Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Applicants wishing to be certified a... [ Continue reading ]

Mississippi MBE & SBE Program

The Mississippi Development Authority's Minority and Small Business Development Division offers a Minority Business Certification Program. Certification allows businesses to receive assistance with marketing and identifyin... [ Continue reading ]

Pascagoula MBE/WBE Program

The City of Pasagoula's recognizes firms certified through the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA)'s Minority Certification Program in an effort to encourage and track the participation of minority and women business e... [ Continue reading ]

Mississippi DBE Program

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in Mississippi is overseen by the Office of Civil Rights for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). A Unified Certification Application is available for fir... [ Continue reading ]

Missouri MWBE Program

The Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) administers the state's minority business enterprise (MBE) and women business enterprise (WBE) certification program. When a company becomes certified, state proc... [ Continue reading ]

Kansas City MWDBE Program

The Human Relations Department for Kansas City, Missouri, applies minority and women business participation goals on many of its contracts, but in order for an eligible firm's participation to be counted toward the goal th... [ Continue reading ]

St. Louis MWBE Program

The City of Saint Louis has a minority (MBE) and women business enterprise (WBE) program, which is distinct from the state's disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program. The city certifies firms as M/WBEs and DBEs, but... [ Continue reading ]

Missouri DBE Program

The goal of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is to provide to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses the opportunity to participate more ... [ Continue reading ]

Montana DBE Program

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is the only agency certifiying DBEs in the state of Montana. MDT projects that receive US Department of Transportation (USDOT) funds will generally have a DBE participation go... [ Continue reading ]

Nebraska DBE Program

The Nebraska Unified Certification Program (or NUCP) provides a simplified means for socially and economically disadvantaged firms that wish to be certified as DBEs to apply for such certification. The Nebraska Department ... [ Continue reading ]

Nevada DBE Program

In the state of Nevada, the Unified Certification Program (UCP) for DBEs comprises the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT,) the Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission, the Southern Nevada Regional Transpor... [ Continue reading ]

New Hampshire DBE Program

The goal of the New Hampshire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is to ensure nondiscrimination in the awarding of contracts for which US Department of Transportation (USDOT) funding exists. Benefits of being ... [ Continue reading ]

New Jersey DBE Program

The Disadvantaged and Small Business Programs Unit within the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) oversees the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for the State of New Jersey. Firms that are certifi... [ Continue reading ]

Essex County MBE, WBE, & VOB Program

Companies that are certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), or Veteran-Owned Business (VOB) by the State of New Jersey (as provided for on the State of New Jersey Business Portal ... [ Continue reading ]

New Mexico DBE Program

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), being subject to the rules of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), oversees a Disadvantaged Business Enteprise (DBE) program. NMDOT allows socially and economica... [ Continue reading ]

New York MWBE Program

New York's Division of Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD) is the state's sole agency that certifies minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) for doing business with the state. Companies inter... [ Continue reading ]

Nassau County M/WBE Program

Nassau County has a minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) certification process that is separate from the state's Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD) certification program. However, compa... [ Continue reading ]

New York City M/WBE Program

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program of New York City has the goal of promoting fairness and equity in city procurement processes. Registration and renewal frees are free of charge... [ Continue reading ]

Erie County / Buffalo MBE/WBE Program

Erie County and the City of Buffalo operate a joint program for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Lists of MBEs, WBEs, and M/WBEs together are maintained online, as is the application for being listed... [ Continue reading ]

Rochester MWBE Program

The City of Rochester tries to award a percentage of each public works contracts it awards to minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs), but in order for an M/WBE to be eligible to win a slice of a contract th... [ Continue reading ]

New York DBE Program

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) operates a Certification Unit which makes the determination as to certifying Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and listing them in the New York State Unified... [ Continue reading ]

New York SDVOB Program

The Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services (OGS) for the state of New York is empowered by legislation signed in 2014 to certify businesses as Service-Disabl... [ Continue reading ]

Suffolk County M/WBE Program

Suffolk County maintains a Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program, through which qualifying businesses may be certified as a M/WBE by the County’s Office of Minority Affairs. Becoming certifi... [ Continue reading ]

North Carolina HUB Program

North Carolina's Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) is in charge of implementing policies that will increase the state's contracting with minority, women, and disabled-owned business enterprises. ... [ Continue reading ]

Charlotte MWSBE Program

Through the Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) program, Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) gain greater access to contracts with the City of Charlotte. With certification, MWSBEs can bid ... [ Continue reading ]

Winston-Salem M/WBE Program

The City of Winston-Salem has a program to improve access to city contracts for minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs), but does not have its own certification program. One of the ways the city aims to i... [ Continue reading ]

North Carolina DBE Program

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) oversees the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program within that state. Businesses wishing to become certified as DBEs may apply if they meet certain criteria... [ Continue reading ]

North Dakota DBE Program

Under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program established through the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), certain contracts are assigned participation goals (particularly those receiving US Depar... [ Continue reading ]

Ohio MBE Program

Ohioan businesses that are owned by certain socially and economically disadvantaged persons are eligible to become certified as an Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS).... [ Continue reading ]

Ohio EDGE Program

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) maintains the program for Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE). Socially and economically disadvantaged businesses meeting certain criteria may become partici... [ Continue reading ]

Columbus M/FBE Program

Becoming a City of Columbus-certified minority or female-owned business enterprise (M/FBE) can increase access to city-contracts for eligible businesses. If your business is majority-owned by one or more minor... [ Continue reading ]

Columbus Section 3 Program

Businesses may be registered as a Section 3 Business for the purpose of doing business with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. The purpose of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 is to... [ Continue reading ]

Canton MBE/WBE Program

The Office of Compliance within the City of Canton maintains a program for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs). The program is for the benefit of MBEs and WBEs that are located in or wish to do business in the Cit... [ Continue reading ]

Cleveland CSB, MBE, FBE Program

The City of Cleveland’s Office of Equal Opportunity allows for certain firms to be registered with the city as a Cleveland Small Business (CSB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Female Business Enterprise (FBE), a... [ Continue reading ]

Ohio DBE Program

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has developed a Unified Certification Program (UCP) in cooperation with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) for those businesses seeking to be certified as Disadvantaged... [ Continue reading ]

Oklahoma DBE Program

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintains a Certification Process that allows for socially and economically disadvantaged firms to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Once a firm is ... [ Continue reading ]

Oregon MWESB Program

Oregon's Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) is in charge of the state's efforts to expand contracting opportunities to small businesses, including those owned by minorities and women. Through ... [ Continue reading ]

Oregon DBE Program

Firms wishing to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Oregon will go through the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID). Once certified as a DBE, a business will be eligib... [ Continue reading ]

Philadelphia M/W/DSBE Program

Through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OBE), the City of Philadelphia works to ensure that Minority (MBE), Women (WBE), and Disabled Owned Business Enterprises (DSBE) receive a fair shot at city contracts. ... [ Continue reading ]

Pennsylvania DBE Program

Businesses wishing to be certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) must go through the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program. Once certified, a DBE is eligible to participate in any Federal Aviation Admin... [ Continue reading ]

Puerto Rico DBE Program

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Rhode Island MWBE Program

The State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Office of Diversity Equity and Opportunity (ODEO) oversees the state's efforts to diversify its public contracting sector. One of ODEO's main responsibi... [ Continue reading ]

Rhode Island DBE Program

The State of Rhode Island, Department of Administration, Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity (ODEO)  certifies all Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) wishing to do business in the state. US Department o... [ Continue reading ]

South Carolina MWBE Program

The South Carolina Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification (SMBCC) is charged with helping minority- and women-owned small businesses take part in state contracting and procurement. ... [ Continue reading ]

Charleston MWBE Program

The Charleston's Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise office (MWBE) leads the city's effort to increase the number of city contracting opportunities made available to certified MWBE firms in the metropolitan area... [ Continue reading ]

Columbia SMWBE Program

The City of Columbia does not have a small, minority, or women business (SMWBE) certification program, but it does have a Subcontracting Outreach Program that attempts to ensure that city dollars are spent with MWBEs. ... [ Continue reading ]

South Carolina DBE Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) maintains the South Carolina Unified Certification Program (SCUCP), which is a convenient single place for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to become certifi... [ Continue reading ]

South Dakota DBE Program

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) maintains an annual goal level for disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation on federally assisted projects but will assign individual contract goals if nec... [ Continue reading ]

Tennessee MBE, WBE, SDVBE, SBE Program

The Tennessee Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (Go-DBE) is the state's minority-owned, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned and small business enterprises get an equal opportunity to win contracts ... [ Continue reading ]

Memphis M/WBE, SBE Program

Businesess interested in participating in the City of Memphis’ Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs must register with the City of Memphis’ Office of Contract Compliance... [ Continue reading ]

Tennessee DBE Program

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Small Business Development Program oversees the state of Tennessee’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. Once a given business is certified as a ... [ Continue reading ]

Texas HUB Program

The Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program exists for the benefit of businesses meeting certain criteria with respect to size and that is at least 51% owned by members of certain minorities, women, or serv... [ Continue reading ]

Austin MBE/WBE Program

Through the minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) Procurement Program, the City of Austin encourages MBEs and WBEs to participate in city contracting as prime contractors and subcontractors. ... [ Continue reading ]

Houston MWSBE/PDBE Program

The Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) for the City of Houston has the goal of encouraging the participation of small businesses owned by historically underutilized groups and persons, such as Minority, Women, and/or Sma... [ Continue reading ]

Dallas MBE/WBE Program

The Minority and Woman-Owned Business (M/WBE) Office of Dallas County aims to ensure the greatest possible involvement of qualified M/WBEs in the procurement processes of the county. Registration as a M/WBE with Dallas Cou... [ Continue reading ]

Texas DBE Program

Businesses in Texas interested in becoming certified as a DBE must apply through the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP). Application through the TUCP may be performed via the Diversity Management System that the Te... [ Continue reading ]

Utah DBE Program

The Disadvantaged Busines Enterprise (DBE) Program for the State of Utah is administered by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and exists to give DBEs reasonable opportunity to participate in transportation proje... [ Continue reading ]

Vermont M/WBE Program

The state of Vermont maintains the policy, overseen through the Buildings and General Services (BGS) agency, that Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) shall have the maximum opportunity to participate in ... [ Continue reading ]

Vermont DBE Program

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for the state of Vermont. The DBE program is federally mandated as a condition of receiving US Department of Tra... [ Continue reading ]

Virginia SWAM Program

The Commonwealth of Virginia maintains the Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification program, with the goal of encouraging SWaM businesses to participate in state-funded projects. There is typica... [ Continue reading ]

Virginia DBE Program

The Virginia Unified Certification Program (VUCP) operates to allow for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) to apply for certification as such in the state of Virginia. Application may be made to either the Departmen... [ Continue reading ]

Washington MWBE Program

The sole certifying agency in the state of Washington for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) is the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE). Certified MWBEs become eligible to p... [ Continue reading ]

Seattle WMBE Program

The City of Seattle requires Women and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) participation goals for most projects. The city does not require a WMBE to be state-certified; any business at least 51% owned by a woman or ... [ Continue reading ]

Washington DBE Program

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in Washington state exists as part of a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) program. USDOT-assisted projects may have certain DBE participation goals attached to them... [ Continue reading ]

West Virginia DBE Program

The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) maintains a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program through its Equal Employment Opportunity Division (EEO). The WVDOT’s Unified Certification Program (U... [ Continue reading ]

Wisconsin MBE, WBE, DVB Program

The Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program operates as a means of providing certification for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Disabled Veteran Businesses (DVBs). The state o... [ Continue reading ]

Madison MBE, WBE, SBE Program

The City of Madison, Wisconsin maintains targeted business goals that specify that ten percent of the city’s public works funds be awarded to Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) that are certified as such by the City. ... [ Continue reading ]

Dane County ESB, MBE, WBE, Section 3 Program

Dane County in Wisconsin issues certifications to Emerging Small Businesses (ESBs), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). The county also maintains a Section 3 program which ensures t... [ Continue reading ]

Wisconsin DBE Program

Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation (WisDOT) maintains a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for the benefit of certain socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. The US Department of Transp... [ Continue reading ]

Wyoming DBE Program

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) maintains a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Certain socially and economically disadvantaged businesses may be certified as DBEs. DBE certification allows a ... [ Continue reading ]