Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Resources and Training
DBE Program Resources & Fact Sheets
- Invitation To Small Entity Outreach: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Army Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Step 2 Regulation (PDF) (2 pp, 132 K, About PDF)
- Follow the Money (PDF) (2 pp, 202K, About PDF)
- DBE Rule (Full Text) (PDF) (19 pp, 369K, About PDF)
- DBE Certification Process and Finding Certified Firms (PDF) (7 pp, 242K, About PDF)
- DBE Program Overview Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 84K, About PDF)
- Fair Share Objectives Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 56K, About PDF)
- MBE/WBE Certification Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 70K, About PDF)
- Six Good Faith Efforts and Contract Administration Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 97K, About PDF)
- MBE/WBE Reporting Fact Sheet (PDF) (21 pp, 72K, About PDF)
DBE Program Learning Modules
- DBE Certification (PDF) (20 pp, 502K, About PDF)
- Fair Share Goals (PDF) (20 pp, 478K, About PDF)
- Good Faith Efforts (PDF) (19 pp, 412K, About PDF)
- MBE/WBE Reporting (PDF) (2 pp, 841K, About PDF)
EPA Grant Awards Database
The EPA Grant Awards Database contains a summary record for all non-construction EPA grants awarded in the last 10 years as well as grants awarded before that time that are still open. Use this database to locate contracting opportunities in your state that are funded by EPA.
As a business owner, how do I take advantage of the DBE Program?
Follow the money! Many EPA grant recipients hire contractors to aid them in carrying out the projects funded by their EPA grant dollars. This results in increased procurement opportunities for DBEs. As a business owner there are two major things you should do to take full advantage of the EPA DBE Program:
- Get certified by SBA or DOT, or by your state, tribal, or local government. Under the new DBE program, in order for grant recipients to count dollars spent with minority and women-owned businesses toward the achievement of their fair share objectives, those businesses must be certified.
- Search the EPA Grant Awards Database to maintain an awareness of who EPA grant recipients are and the nature of the projects the grant dollars will fund... then follow-up with the contact person identified for those individual grants.
DBE Program Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.s)