DBE Certifications in New Hampshire

Explore DBE Certification programs available in New Hampshire

In efforts to create equal opportunities for all businesses, the state of Nebraska offers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. This program was established due to the funding of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The DBE Program is managed by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) which is the state’s only DBE certifying agency.

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    Statewide Certification Programs

    New Hampshire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

    The DBE program has been designed to acknowledge and avoid discrimination against disadvantaged businesses in federally assisted contracts, which gives DBEs an equal chance to participate. This program is also committed to helping DBEs grow so that they can succeed in the future without the help of the DBE Program.

    To qualify, the small business must be at least 51% owned and controlled by a disadvantaged individual who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. A disadvantaged individual includes someone who is a woman or Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Pacific Islander, or Subcontinent Asian.

    In-state businesses can apply by submitting the application, personal net worth statement, along with completing additional documentation that the application requests.

    Out-of-state businesses can apply by submitting a request form and their originating state DBE certification letter.

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    Local and Regional Programs

    Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

    The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a nonprofit organization founded with the goal of helping female entrepreneurs and business owners establish and expand their business. To do so, the organization offers its assistance as well as access to numerous materials. As an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), CWE has expanded to North Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

    CWE also runs the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) which was created with the goal of helping veterans, service members, and their family members establish and expand their business. Similar to CWE, VBOC of NE serves those in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. To get started with VBOC, you must register and complete this form.

    To learn more about the Center for Women & Enterprise, click here.

    Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council MBE Program

    Businesses owned by minorities in New Hampshire can receive a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification from the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC). By certifying through this program, businesses can utilize exclusive resources and events, increase exposure to business opportunities, and access government and public contracts. To qualify, businesses must be: for profit, U.S. citizens and physically located in the U.S. or its trust territories, at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. To apply, click here.

    Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has enacted two programs: the VOSB for veterans and the SDVOSB for service-disabled veterans.

    • Click here to learn more about the Small Business Association’s Veterans Programs.
    • Click here to learn more about the Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Programs.