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.
How does the use of joint checks affect counting of credit for DBE participation and the eligibility of DBE firms for certification? Section 26.55(c)(1); 26.71(b)
Counting DBE Credit in Joint Check Situations
DBE Independence in Joint Check Situations