What Is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)?

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE, is a federal initiative that "seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts." In other words, DBE is intended to provide an opportunity for businesses that are historically disadvantaged. DBE certification applies to all DOT recipients, including UTA, UDOT, and the Salt Lake Airport.

Why Should I Register my Business for DBE?

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How Do I Apply for DBE?

Utah Businesses:

Non-Utah Businesses:

Utah DBE Directory

2023 Triennial DBE Goal Feedback

We need your feedback on our 2023 Triennial DBE Goal! Every three years, the UTA Civil Rights Department sets a goal on how much federal funding UTA will allocate for DBEs. This goal sets the tone for the next three years to help us ensure that disadvantaged businesses have a level playing field at UTA.

To learn more and provide your feedback, visit this page.

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