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Iowa DOT is seeking Your participation

The Iowa DOT is seeking input concerning the FY 2024-2026 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for the Federal Highway Administration-funded projects. Written comments will be received until July 16, 2023.

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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.

The DBE Program, which has been developed under the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policies, is administered by the Civil Rights Bureau.

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.

DBE Resources

Iowa DOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination statutes. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Iowa DOT Civil Rights at 515-239-1111 or by email at


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