DOT has released Official FAQs on DBE Program Regulations. These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26. Like all guidance material, these questions and answers are not, in themselves, legally binding or mandatory, and do not constitute regulations.
What, and how much, assistance is it appropriate for a prime contractor to provide a DBE? Section 26.81(b); Appendix F; 26.35
When should recipients require owners of a DBE firm to submit a statement of disadvantage (Section 26.67(a) (1))
How does the “home state first” provision of the DBE rule work when a firm seeks or has obtained certification in more than one state? (Section 26.81(d), 26.83(i))
If a firm is certified as a DBE or ACDBE in one type of business, under what circumstances can it be certified for another type of business? Section 26.71(e), (f), (n); 49 CFR 23.31, 23.37 (h)
How do recipients determine the eligibility of firms owned by an Indian Tribe or an Alaska Native Corporation? (Section 26.73 (h) (i))
Are service-connected disabled veteran businesses eligible to participate in the DBE program? Section 26.5
Can a not-for-profit firm be certified as a DBE?