Civil Rights Bureau


DBE Goal Setting Meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Central time in the First Floor North Conference Room in the Administration Building

This meeting establishes DBE goals for the following month's letting. 

For additional information call 515-239-1427 or e-mail questions to

2021 - 2023 Approved DBE Goal Methodology

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Business Woman

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 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.

DBE Resources

FFY 2021

Annual DBE goal: 6.03%
Year to Date: 6.62%

Federal Fiscal Year 2016 DBE Accomplishments by Social GroupFFY 2016 FFY 2010-2016


Federal and state laws prohibit employment and/or public accommodation discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, and retaliation. 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, Tonnette Harris in the Civil Rights Bureau, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010 or at 515-233-7970. TTY/TDD: 515-233-7970