Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)​ ​

Interested in applying for DBE certification or want to learn more? Check out program information listed below.

Need Assistance?​​​

If you would like to talk to a representative, call the DBE Help Desk at (404) 631-1273​.​​​

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation ​

​​ Georgia DOT held a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation teleconference for FAA-funded contracts/agreements on July 31, 2023. The conference provided information to stakeholders pertaining to projects occurring in federal fiscal years 2024 through ​2026. ​​​​

DBE Program & Goal (Aviation)​​​​​​


DBE Certification​​​​​​

​How Can I Become DBE Certified

Learn how to​ apply for DBE certification​.

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DBE Brochure​​​​​​

I'm Certified Now What?

Learn how to how to qualify to work for Georgia DOT.

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Application Description

Program Documents





A DBE must always perform a commercially useful function (CUF). Evaluation of whether a DBE is performing a CUF on a particular contract will occur every time the DBE is listed to work on a contract. A business performs a CUF when it is:

  • Responsible for the execution of a distinct element of work in the contract.
  • Carrying out its obligation by actually performing, managing, and supervising the work involved.
  • Performing work that is normal for its business, services, and function.
  • Performing or exercising responsibility for at least 30 percent of the total contract with its own work force and is not further subcontracting a portion of the work that is greater than that expected to be subcontracted by normal industry practice.