Using the DBE Directory


  1. To comply with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §26.5; and
  2. To facilitate bidders and proposers in the efforts to meet the DBE requirements for federally-assisted Department of Transportation (DOT) projects through the identification of certified DBEs.


Initial Certification: Date of initial certification as a DBE.


APA Persons whose origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Burma (Myanmar), Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands, (Republic of Palau), the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Juvalu, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia or Hong Kong
BA Persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa
HA Persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central or South American, or other Spanish or Portuguese culture or origin regardless of race
NA Persons who are American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians
SAA Persons whose origins are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, Nepal or Sri Lanka
O Any other group whose members are designated as socially and economically disadvantaged by the SBA