Supportive Services

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Support Services (DBE/SS)

The primary purpose of the DBE/SS is to provide training, assistance, and services to DBEs certified in the DBE program. The goal is to increase their activity in the program and facilitate the firms' development into viable, self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on Federally- assisted highway projects.

  • Northern Region (Districts 1, 2, 3, & 4) (PDF) Under Construction
  • Central Region (Districts 5, 6, 9, & 10) (PDF) Under Construction
  • Southern Region (Districts 7, 8, 11, & 12) (PDF) Under Construction
  • FHWA DBE Supportive Services Fact Sheet (PDF) 

FHWA annually apportions the DBE/SS funds to Caltrans for the purpose of carrying out a DBE/SS program. The FHWA approves the funding of Caltrans programs only if they demonstrate the ability to directly assist certified DBE’s development through identifiable, metric-based results.

On The Job Training Supportive Services (OJT/SS)

Caltrans’ OJT/SS Program provides pre-apprenticeship training to increase the participation of women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals in skilled and semi-skilled crafts on federal-aid highway construction contracts.  Caltrans’ OBEO is contracted with the following regional partners to provide DBE Supportive Services:

Any Disadvantaged Business Enterprise can contact the regional provider for their district to receive DBE Supportive Services.

The Federal Highway Administration, and the US Department of Transportation provides these additional resources and information: