DBE Compliance Program

The Louisiana Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. It is our policy to ensure that DBE’s, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT assisted contracts.

DBEs are for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.

African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged. Other individuals can also qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged on a case-by-case basis.

To participate in the DBE program, a small business owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals must receive DBE certification from the relevant state– generally through the state Uniform Certification Program (UCP).

To be regarded as economically disadvantaged, an individual must have a personal net worth that does not exceed $1.32 million. To be seen as a small business, a firm must meet SBA size criteria AND have average annual gross receipts not to exceed $22.41 million. Size limits for the airport concessions DBE program are higher.


The LADOTD - Office of Multimodal Commerce – Aviation Division (Baton Rouge, LA) hereby

announces its FY 2019-2021 Triennial DBE Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

airport construction projects as indicated below:


Fiscal Year 2019:

No Project

Fiscal Year 2020:

Pavement Condition Index Study Update: 5.99%

Fiscal Year 2021:

Obstruction Removal Program Study: 4.86%


Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY19-FY21: 5.48%


The Agency’s DBE goal methodology is based on what the agency anticipates receiving for

FY 2019-2021. Significant changes to the projects as stated will require an amendment to

the DBE goal.


For more information on LADOTD Compliance Programs visit our Compliance Section's webpage by clicking the link below.