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.
Can subrecipients have their own DBE programs and overall goals? If so, who reviews them? (Section 26.21)
Must a primary recipient’s DBE program and goals apply to contracts let by subrecipients? (Section 26.45(a), 26.53)