The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program at the Vermont Agency of Transportation encourages and supports the participation of the companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts.
The program is federally-funded by USDOT and administered by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). We have the only federally-mandated certification program in the State of Vermont.
We provide a central business directory for transportation-related minority and women-owned businesses, provide statewide certification to eligible businesses, and provide technical assistance and training on business development and government contracting.
To participate in federally-funded contracts under the DBE Program, firms must be certified with VTrans. A DBE is a business which:
Is at least 51 percent owned by one or more socially and/or economically disadvantaged individuals, and
Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and/or economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.
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