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Funds are available for up to five (5) DBE firms that have individual business developmental needs in the areas of accounting methods, project management, managerial assistance, personnel skills and so forth. The maximum amount is up to $1,000 per firm, per fiscal year. The selected training class must help the attendee(s) achieve a level of proficiency to compete on projects with the ODOT. The training must be requested on the DBE Training Grant Requirement Form two (2) months in advance of the training date. Once approved, the funds are issued on a first come first served basis.
Company Website Development
Funds are available for up to four (4) DBE firms that would like to increase marketing through technology such as developing a website or other social media forums. The maximum amount is up to $450 per firm, per fiscal year. If you are interested in taking advantage of this program, please contact the Supportive Services program.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) audit
The ODOT may require a FAR audit from DBE firms to comply with ODOT's policy for professional services contract consideration. Funds are available for up to five (5) DBE firms that provide contracted professional services to ODOT. The maximum amount is up to $5,000 per firm, per fiscal year. To request funds, the DBE firm should select a certified public accounting firm that is familiar with FAR audits and request a letter of intent. After selecting a firm, submit a request to the Supportive Service program along with the letter of intent on the audit firm's letterhead. Include the audit objective, audit procedures or work to be performed, cost and other relevant information to the Supportive Services Coordinator.