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.
- 49 CFR Part 26
U.S. Department of Transportation DBE Program
- Iowa DBE Program (PDF)
- DBE Application Pitfalls
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
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.