Montana Department of Transportation

DBE General Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DBE logo

The MDT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program encourages and supports the participation of companies owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in transportation contracts. It is a federally funded program administered by MDT. In order to participate in federally funded contracts under the DBE Program, companies must first be certified through the MDT DBE Program. MDT is the only DBE certifying agent in the state of Montana. The MDT DBE Program Specialists are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MDT DBE Program, including certification, compliance of federal and state laws, DBE Supportive Services, etc.

DBE Options

Interested in DBE/SBE?

Should I Apply?, Certification Forms

Already DBE Certified

Supportive Services, Annual Renewal, Reimbursements


Directory, Quote Request, Subcontractor Payments, Complaints

DBE Options

Small Business Resources

Chamber of Commerce, Grant and Loans, SBDC, and more links

Program Info

Official FAQs, Program Guides, and more

Disparity Study

Final Report

Linked Information

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) hosted a public meeting on May 4, 2017 on the proposed overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the Yellowstone and Lincoln Airports and to provide an opportunity for public comments and verbal testimony. Additional information is linked below:

Comments will be accepted through June 9, 2017.

Business Plan

The SBA offers a variety of online courses for small business owners. Check out this Business Plan course for help writing or updating your business plan. Remember, highway related DBEs are eligible to receive reimbursement funds if they have a business plan on file.

2017 Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time Contact
April 26 Dillon Part 2 Marketing/Brand Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
April 26 Kalispell Profit Mastery 8:30am-12:30pm Stephanie Juneau, 406-758-3836
May 3 Butte Buying/Selling Your Business Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
May 3 Kalispell Profit Mastery 8:30am-12:30pm Stephanie Juneau, 406-758-3836
May 9 Ennis Website Essentials Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
May 10 Kalispell Profit Mastery 8:30am-12:30pm Stephanie Juneau, 406-758-3836
May 11 Bozeman WCOE MSU Business Center
May 16 Butte Online QB Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
May 18 MMEC –Bozeman Intro to QB 9am-3:30pm Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113
June 7 MMEC –Bozeman Buying & Selling Your Business 9am-12pm Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113
July 12-14 Billings Innovate Montana 8am-5pm Gov Office
August 1-3 Billings NADC Conference NADC Staff, 406-259-3804
September 13-14 Great Falls Profit Mastery 8:30am-4:30pm Jason Nitschke 406-771-9022
September 27-28 Boulder Profit Mastery Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
October 18-19 Butte Southwest Business Expo Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
October 19 MMEC –Bozeman Intro to QuickBooks 9am-3:30pm Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113
November 16 MMEC –Bozeman How to Get Contracts
With the Government
9am-12pm Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113
December 6-7 MMEC –Bozeman Profit Mastery 8:30am-4:30pm Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113
December 12 Butte QuickBooks - Year End Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780
December 14 MMEC –Bozeman QuickBooks - Year End Reporting 9am-12pm
Suzi Berget-White, 406-587-3113

For more information on events, please contact , 406-444-7287.