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BIL Provision: Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

First round of funding allocated/selections are expected to be announced in 2022-2023.

Eligible Recipients:

  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Transportation


The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program assists small and disadvantaged firms with building capacity and improving their ability to compete for Federal-aid highway contracts.

Eligible Uses: The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program supports the ability of State departments of transportation to achieve the objectives of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, which are to ensure nondiscrimination and allow small businesses owned primarily by minorities and women to compete fairly for Department of Transportation-assisted contracts in the transportation industry.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Office of Civil Rights
Federal Transit Administration

1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
WashingtonDC 20590
United States
Phone: 888-446-4511

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