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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Support Services

​Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Support Services ensure that disadvantaged business firms have the maximum opportunity to participate in federal, state, and city contracts.

It is a program administered by three USDOT operating administrations. They are the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The program is implemented by the Alabama Department of Transportation. 

 

Program Goals 

    • Provide counseling, technical assistance and other business management services to certified DBE firms in the state of Alabama. 

    • Create opportunities for DBE firms to network with prime contractors and procurement officers 

    • Assist with producing ready, willing, and able DBE firms so that they may move into the mainstream of the highway construction industry

    • Recruit new firms into the program

  

Supportive Services Centers 

    • Alabama A&M University – Huntsville 

    • Alabama State University – Montgomery 

    • Stillman College – Tuscaloosa 

    • Tuskegee University – Tuskegee 

    • University of Alabama – Birmingham 

  

AAMU Coverage Area (Counties)  

​Lauderdale​​

​Cullman

​Colbert

​Madison

​Franklin

​Marshall

​Marion

​Jackson

​Lawrence

​Dekalb

​Winston

​Etowah

​Limestone

​Cherokee

​Morgan                  

 
 

Supportive Services Assistance

    • Initial and Continuous Needs Assessment 

    • Technical Assistance and Counseling 

    • Workshops covering the following topics: 

      • QuickBooks and Financial Management

      • Networking, Marketing and Business Strategies

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