The DBE Program is a requirement of every EPA assistance agreement. The program encourages federal dollars to flow down to disadvantaged businesses (such as Tribally-owned businesses) through a grant recipient’s purchases and procurements.
Tribal, U.S. territories and insular areas administrative and final guidance manual for assistance agreements
This manual was originally developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Tribal Nations, but content also pertains to U.S. Territories and Insular Areas. Exception: U.S. Territories and Insular Areas are treated as states under Part 31 (and also under Part 35, Subpart A for PPGs, unlike Tribes that are covered under Subpart B).You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.