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Official Questions and Answers (Q&A's) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Regulation (49 CFR 26)

These guidance documents will be updated throughout the year (if necessary) to reflect Final Rule changes. Please check back regularly for the most current versions.

These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26, pertaining to the implementation of the Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.

NAICS CODE FAQs (Posted March 7, 2022)

Guidance on Recipient Responsibilities for Oversight and Monitoring of DBE Participation (Posted - August 22, 2018)

Guidance on Training For DBE Certification Application Review Staff (Posted - August 22, 2018)

Guidance on Procedures for Submitting Good Faith Efforts Information on Design-Bid-Build Contracts (Posted - June 20, 2018)

Guidance on Calculating the Personal Net Worth of Individuals That Own Multiple Businesses  (Posted - June 20, 2018)

Guidance on State or Local MWBE Contract Goals (Posted - April 25, 2018)

Guidance on Timely Processing of DBE Certification Applications (Posted - April 25, 2018)

Guidance on Certification of Alaska Native Corporations (ANC) (Posted - September 2016)

DBE and ACDBE Certification for Non-Transportation Industry Businesses (Posted September 2, 2020)

Changes to the Gross Receipts Calculation in the SBA Program Regulation (Posted-October 19, 2020)

Regulatory Topic: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Effective Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024