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 2022-2024 Triennial DBE Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

airport construction projects as indicated in the below report. 


Triennial Plan FY 22,23,24

Overall Three-Year DBE Goal FY22-FY24: 5.50%


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

FY 2022-2024. Significant changes to the projects as stated will require an amendment to

the DBE goal. If you have any questions please contact Michael Burrows at (225) 379-3045 or

michael.burrows@la.gov​. ​

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


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