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Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) In-State Firms Applying for DBE Certification

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification program is a Federal program. The purpose is to increase the participation of certified DBEs in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors. Projects typically include heavy construction, such as building and designing roads, bridges, railroads, ports, and airports.

The Program is governed by the U.S. Federal Regulations in 49 CFR Parts 26 and 23.

The Virginia Unified Certification Program includes two certifying agencies:

  • The Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (DSBSD)
  • The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)

There is no need to submit an application to both agencies. Federal DBE certification by either agency is fully accepted throughout Virginia.

If you plan to participate in the procurement process with one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s state agencies that does not receive federal transportation funds, you need to apply for SWaM certification, not DBE certification. To apply for SWaM certification, please click here.


Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) means any Regional Corporation, Village Corporation, Urban Corporation, or Group Corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alaska in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.).

The ANC DBE Certification process has several steps:

  1. Complete the Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) DBE Application Form. The Form is below:
  2. Get the ANC DBE Application Form notarized.
  3. Collect copies of the ANC Required Supporting Documentation.
  4. Refer to the instructions in the first paragraph of the ANC DBE Required Supporting Document Checklist for which documents to upload to the correct section. The Checklist is below:
  5. For a step by step of how to use the Certification Application Portal, see the Instructions .pdf at the page here: Application Portal Instructions. You do NOT need to read through the entire .pdf as many sections may not be applicable to you. Clicking on a section in the Table of Contents in the .pdf will take you directly to whichever relevant section you need. Here are the headings for sections most relevant to DBE certification:
    • Launch of the New Application Portal
    • Old Application System vs. New Application Portal
    • Registering and Logging into the New Application Portal
    • I Need to Start the SWaM/DBE Application or Recertification Process for an Application that is Not Already in My Application Queue
    • Respond to a Document Request that Asks You to Upload the Requested Documents
    • Applying for DBE/ACDBE Certification
    • Submitting the Annual Submission Requirement for Currently-Approved DBEs Documents
    • Submitting the Notification of Change Requirement for Currently Approved DBEs Documents
  6. After reading over the sections relevant to you on how to use the Application Portal, click on the link below to go to the Application Portal:

If you’re not on the right DBE page, please start by answering no more than four multiple choice questions, and we will use your responses to direct you to the DBE page with the DBE/ACDBE information and forms relevant to your specific and current needs and circumstances. It should only take about one minute or less to answer these four (or less) questions:

If you need assistance in applying for DBE/ACDBE certification or submitting the DBE/ACDBE annual submission requirement documents, please contact one of our regional offices for appointments with one of the Transportation Business Development Specialists. Click here for office contact information.

DBE Information and Regulations

Additional Information and Regulations Governing DBE is below.

VDOT requires prospective bidders to be prequalified for all construction and maintenance contracts. The contractor prequalification is also necessary for subcontractors.

Title 49 – Transportation, Part 26 – Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs.

Request for copies of DBE file by Company Owner.


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