DBE - Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
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Fresno CA 93721-3622
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The City of Fresno is a recipient of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds and as a condition of receiving these funds, the City has implemented the US Department of Transportation (DOT) DBE and ACDBE Programs based on 49 CFR, Part 23 and 26 requirements. It is the policy of the City of Fresno to strongly encourage DBE’s, ACDBE’s and SBE’s to participate in the City of Fresno’s airport concession and DOT assisted contracting opportunities.

Policy Statement

Exhibit 9-A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Implementation Agreement for Local Agencies

Exhibit 9-B Local Agency DBE Annual Submittal Form

Following are many of the useful resources available to assist you in understanding the DBE, ACDBE and SBE programs:

49 CFR Part 26 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Regulations

CFR Title 49 Part 23 Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Regulations

To find information about becoming a certified DBE, visit the Department of Transportation Office of Business and Economic Opportunity website.

DBE certification application

How to Find a Certified DBE firm

California Department of Transportation Local Assistance Procedures Manual

Caltrans District 6 Small Business Website

State of California Small Business Certification

California Public Utility Commission Supplier Diversity

US Department of Transportation Short Term Lending Program