DBE Certifications in Nebraska

Explore DBE Certification programs available in Nebraska

The state of Nebraska strives to create equal opportunities for all businesses. To do so, Kansas offers certification programs for disadvantaged businesses which include small, minority, and woman-owned. Businesses are given the chance to thrive through the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) Unified Certification Program (NUCP).

    Statewide Certification Programs

    Nebraska Unified Certification Program (NUCP)

    In efforts to increase efficiency and equal opportunity of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification process for firms, Nebraska established its Unified Certification Program. The NUCP is set up to follow the principles of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26 and Part 23, and uses one certification application which is accepted by all recipients. This program is the sole distributor of all DBE and ACDBE certification applications in Nebraska and is maintained exclusively by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) as its certifying agency. NDOT provides a directory on its website of the current DBE and ACDBE certified firms in Nebraska.

    You can find the application as well as more information on the DBE and ACDBE certification process through the links listed below:

    Local and Regional Programs

    Omaha Airport Authority (OAA)

    The city of Omaha’s Airport Authority (OAA) created a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), with the financial help from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which is set up to follow the principles of the U.S. DOT, 49 CFR Part 26. OAA supports DBEs and guarantees that they are given a fair chance to take part in U.S. DOT-assisted opportunities.

    Similarly, OAA created an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), with financial help from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which is set up to follow the principles of the U.S. DOT, 49 CFR Part 23. OAA guarantees that certified ACDBEs are given a fair chance to take part in concession opportunities.

    To apply for DBE and ACDBE certifications visit: https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5821/c-users-royleach-desktop-it-umbraco-docs-dbe-cert-application.pdf

    Women’s Business Development Center-Midwest (WBDC-Midwest)

    The Women’s Business Development Center-Midwest (WBDC-Midwest) supports and encourages the growth of woman-owned businesses by making new business opportunities accessible to them. As an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the organization administers the WBENC Certification to woman-owned businesses in Nebraska as well as Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This certification, the most prominent woman-owned business certification in the United States, will give certified WBEs access to new resources and development opportunities.

    To be eligible, the business must be owned and controlled by a female who is a US citizen and has at least 51% ownership of the business.

    To apply for the WBENC Certification, click here.

    Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

    Businesses in Nebraska that are at least 51% owned and operated by one or more ethnic minorities can get a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification from this regional branch of the national organization called the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Mountain Plains-MSDC offers minority business certifications for companies across the state by applying online. Eligibility is established by conducting a series of screenings, interviews and site visits.

    For more information on getting MBE certified visit http://www.mpmsdc.org/application/.