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.


LA DOTD – Aviation Division, Baton Rouge, LA hereby announces its FY 2016-2018 Triennial DBE Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects as indicated below:

FY 16:

6.45% DBE Goal

Project 1: Pavement Condition Index Study Update

Project 2: Wildlife Hazard Assessments

FY 17:

Project Not Defined

FY 18:

Project Not Defined

Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY16-FY18: 6.45%


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