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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE)

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.

* For more information on DBE Certification criteria click here.

For further information contact:
Sonya Boisvert
Civil Rights Program Manager

Vermont Agency of Transportation
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier VT  05633-5001
Tel: (802) 828-2644 Fax:(802) 828-1047