DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE)
The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is funded by the United States Department of Transportation and administered by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Three major USDOT operating administrations are involved in the DBE program. They are the Federal Highway Administration, The Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The DOT DBE program is carried out by the state and local transportation agencies under the rules and guidelines in the Code of Federal Regulations. (Title 49, Part 26).
The primary purpose of the DBE/SS is to provide training, assistance, and services to DBE firms certified in the DBE program so as to increase their activity in the program, and to facilitate the firms' development into viable, self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on federally assisted highway projects.
The DBE Program provides companies with substantial benefits, including: DBE certified companies will be listed in the ALDOT and DBE Supportive Services Directories that are distributed among prime contractors and consultants, DBEs will receive information regarding upcoming ALDOT projects as well as other state and local projects, and access to the Alabama’s DBE Supportive Services programs.
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
U.S. DOT FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION