Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Supportive Services

The DBE supportive services program is operated in conjunction with the DBE Program and implemented by the Iowa Department of Transportation Civil Rights office.

The Iowa DOT offers supportive services to assist highway-related DBE-certified companies, including:
  • Technical assistance, including alternate dispute resolution.
  • Construction manuals and standard specifications books.
  • Classroom and self-study education courses.
  • Certified public accountant financial assistance.
  • Bonding financial assistance.

For more information
Iowa Department of Transportation
Civil rights team
DBE Supportive Services
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-1422 | Fax: 515-239-1175

DBE Supportive Services Contractor
CPMI, Inc.
300 East Locust, Suite 300
Des Moines,  IA  50309

Contact:  Bob Harmon
DBE Blog:

Jennifer S. Shane, Ph.D.
Iowa State University/Institute for Transportation

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