On January 3, 2019, Caltrans announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has significantly increased the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Annual Overall Participation Goal to 17.6 percent on federally funded transportation projects in California.
The new goal will apply to federally funded contracts entered between the federal fiscal years of 2019-2021. The past six years have brought a 30-percent increase in DBE participation on department contracts. Caltrans says it is taking steps to ensure this upward trend continues.
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