USDOT Announces $11.2M in Grants for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced $11.2 million in grants from the Fiscal Year 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Supportive Services (DBE/SS) program to help eligible small businesses compete for federal highway contracts in 47 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
“Grants like these help small business owners create jobs while keeping costs low, which is a powerful way to help strengthen the American economy,” said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason.
The FHWA has promoted the participation of DBEs in federal-aid highway contracts through state-managed programs since 1982. The DBE/SS grants are an ongoing effort by the FHWA to help state departments of transportation train certified DBE firms on a wide array of business management practices, including procurement assistance and guidance on securing bonding.