Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


The City of Winston-Salem, the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WSUAMPO), and the Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) have established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  The City of Winston-Salem has received Federal assistance, City of Winston-Salem has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Policy

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan

2023-2025 DBE Goal Notice

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM (DBE) GOAL FOR City of Winston-Salem, Winston- Salem Transit Authority and the Winston- Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Organization hereby publish an overall goal for its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for FY 2023 – FY 2025. The proposed overall goal is 2.41% for all FTA funded projects in FY 2023 – FY 2025. Comments will be accepted through September 22, 2023.

Read the Posted DBE Goal Notice here.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Methodology (PDF)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal Methodology (DOCX)

Eligibility Standards

To become certified as a DBE, a business must meet the eligibility standards established by the USDOT regulation 49 CFR Part 26. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) certifies businesses as a DBE for the state of North Carolina. For certification applications or additional information about the certification process, please contact the North Carolina DOT's Contractual Services Unit at 919-707-4800 or visit their online resource.

Contact Us

For more information please email Marlene Davis or call 336-747-6875.