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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

FY 2012

Annual DBE goal:

4.5 percent

YTD annual DBE

4.8 percent

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Application for DBE Program

African American business woman The DBE Program, which has been developed under the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policies, is administered by the Office of Contracts. 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.
Mar. 6 DBE Goal Setting Meeting at 1 p.m. CST
This meeting will establish DBE goals for the April 17, 2012, letting.

Notices will be sent for DBE Annual Affidavits and Three-Year Review
Letters will be mailed on Feb. 15, 2012, with all requested information due by April 16. Send all documents to the external civil rights team, Office of Employee Services, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010.

December 6 DBE Goal Setting Meeting at 1:00 pm cst.

This meeting will establish DBE goals for the January 17, 2012 letting.

Final FY 2011 Annual DBE Accomplishment 5.2 percent FFY

2012-2014 Annual DBE Goal Methodology Submitted. 

Review the full document submitted to FHWA

Contractor Industry Training Fund Program

Review the updated program description to see if your employee training needs could qualify for this program. The full program is available at the left.

July - Sep Quarterly CIT Funds report has been posted.

DBE program applications
DBE program applications must include applicable state licenses, registrations and certificates of authority at the time of submission.

Public Meeting and Proposed Annual DBE Goal

Sign in, Minutes, Annual Goal Setting Methodology Handout and Comment Card from the July 5 DBE methodology public meeting can be found here.

Public Meeting Minutes of May 3
Sign in, PowerPoint slides and minutes from the May 3 DBE methodology public meeting can be found here.

Now Available
Contractor Industry Training Funds quarterly reports. Click on the left side toolbar to access.

Equal employment and affirmative action

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.