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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The DBE Program, which has been developed under the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policies, is administered by the Office of Employee Services. Authority for the department's DBE Program is derived from, but is not limited to:

  • Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and any amendments.
  • Executive Order 11625 and any amendments.
  • Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
  • 49 CFR Part 26 of the Federal Register and any amendments.

U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program
View DBE Program (PDF)

May 6, 2014 DBE Goal Setting Meeting at 1 p.m. Central Time
In the First Floor North Conference Room in the Administration Building
This meeting will establish DBE goals for the June 17, 2014, letting
For additional information call 515-239-1422 or e-mail questions to dot.civilrights@dot.iowa.gov


Final FY 2012 Annual DBE Accomplishment 4.7 percent FFY

2012-2014 Annual DBE Goal Methodology submitted
Review the full document submitted to FHWA

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

PDF document

The Iowa DOT takes affirmative action to ensure that Disadvantaged business enterprises have the maximum practical opportunity to get Iowa DOT contracts for construction, professional and technical service. The Iowa DOT also has taken specific steps to ensure there is no discrimination in the awarding and administering of contracts. The attached DBE Program Plan has been submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for approval.

FY 2014

Annual DBE goal:

4.6 percent

YTD annual DBE
accomplishment:

4.8 percent

Uniform Certification
Application for
DBE Program

DBE accomplishments
by ethnicity and gender

Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa Department of Transportation's affirmative action officer. If you need accommodations because of a disability to access the Iowa Department of transportation's services, contact the agency's civil rights/ADA coordinator, Karen Kienast in the Office of Employee Services, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010 or at 515-239-1921. TTY/TDD: 515-239-1514