Montana Department of Transportation

DBE General Information

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

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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?

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

FAA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Goal

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 23, as amended, Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Goal of 0% for Federal Fiscal Year 2016-2018 for the West Yellowstone Airport. MDT expects to meet the ACDBE goal for car rental concessions through race neutral means.

Documents in support of this goal are available for public examination at the MDT Headquarters Building, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT during regular business hours in the Office of Civil Rights until April 6. Comments will be accepted until April 21.

Please send comments or inquiries by mail to the Office of Civil Rights, MDT, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620-1001; or .

Upcoming Events

Date Location Event Time Contact
September 22, 2016 Malta Business Center
46 S 1st St E
HiLine Technology Round Up 11am - 7pm Anne Boothe - 406-394-2888
September 28, 2016 Headwater RC&D
65 E Broadway
HR – The 10 Things Small Businesses Need to Know TBD Julie Jaksha - 406-782-7333
October 3, 2016 Headwater RC&D
65 E Broadway
Quickbooks TBD Julie Jaksha - 406-782-7333
October 13, 2016 MMEC
2310 University Way Bldg 2
Quickbooks 8am - 5pm Suzie Berget-White - 406-581-3113
October 17-27, 2016 Missoula, Kalispell, Libby, Cut Bank, Shelby, Great Falls, Lewistown, Dillon, Butte, Helena IFTA & Learn about the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program TBD Shannon Hahn - 406-444-7287
October 26, 2016 Headwater RC&D
65 E Broadway
Social Media 4 Sm Businesses TBD Julie Jaksha - 406-782-7333

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