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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

MDOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a federally required program designed to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient through participation in federally funded MDOT contracts.

Lisa Thompson, Administrator

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DBE Construction Techs Contacts

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Public Notice

Fiscal Year 2023-2025 Overall Goal for the DBE Program 

Pursuant U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR § 26.45, MDOT is currently working on establishing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2025 overall DBE goal, which is due to the Federal Highway Administration by August 1. MDOT is proposing the adoption of an overall DBE goal of 9.56 percent for FY 2023-2025.  The department projects that the recommended overall DBE goal of 9.56 percent for FY 2023-2025 will be met through race-neutral (2.56 percent) and race-conscious (7.00 percent) means.

If you have specific comments regarding the new goal or the process, e-mail

FY 2023-2025 Overall Goal for the DBE Program