Caltrans 22.2% DBE Goal for FFY 2022-2024 (FHWA)

Based on a disparity study recently conducted, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) submitted the overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal and Methodology Proposal to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26.45, for federal-aid highway projects for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2022-24. For FFYs 2022-24, Caltrans proposes to implement an overall DBE goal of 22.2 percent, which is the Base Figure without any Step 2 adjustments.

On September 27, 2021, FHWA replied in the FY 2022-24 Overall DBE Goal Acknowledgement Letter, “While the goal proposal is under review by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for adequacy and soundness, Caltrans must operate under its proposed 22.2% DBE goal as of October 1, 2022, and until the FHWA California Division informs otherwise.”

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