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Idaho Transportation Department

Idaho Transportation Department

Federal DBE Program



ITD operates the Federal DBE Program for its USDOT-funded contracts. The purpose of the Federal DBE Program is to increase opportunities for minority- and woman-owned small businesses to participate in federally-funded transportation-related contracts and to address any potential discrimination against DBEs in the awards of those contracts. Chapter 49 Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 26) outlines the rules and objectives of the DBE program. As detailed in 49 CFR Part 26, through the Federal DBE Program USDOT intends to accomplish the following objectives:


Federal Regulations

Please use the following links to access federal regulations guiding the implementation of the Federal DBE Program.


24 CFR Part 26

49 CFR Part 26 outlines rules that guide the implementation of the Federal DBE Program for recipients of USDOT funds, including ITD. For access to the full document, click here.


Tips for Goal-Setting

USDOT's Tips for Goal-setting provides fund recipients with additional written guidance on how to set their overall aspirational DBE goals and on how they should project the portions of their DBE goals that could be met through race- and gender-neutral measures. For access to Tips for Goal Setting, click here.


Final Rule

USDOT released a Final Rule effective February 2011 that affects how fund recipients should implement different aspects of the Federal DBE Program, including calculating availability and determining which firms should be considered eligible for DBE certification. For access to the Final Rule, click here.


DBE Certification Information
Your business might be eligible for DBE certification if it is owned and operated by a member of a group that USDOT considers to be disadvantaged. For full ownership, revenue, and financial requirements for DBE certification, click here.
If you think that your business meets the criteria for DBE certification, you should contact the ITD Civil Rights Office to start the application process. ITD's Civil Rights Office is Idaho's Certified Authority for DBE certification and accepts, reviews, and approves or denies all DBE certification applications. To access the certification site and the DBE certification application, click here.

Please contact the ITD Civil Rights Office with any questions:

Idaho Transportation Department
Civil Rights Office, DBE Certification PO Box 7129 Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 334-8884



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