The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulation requires that each state have a “one-stop shopping” certification process. This means firms apply to only one agency for DBE certification, and that agency’s decision is honored by all other DBE certifying agencies (see below) and all entities within the state that receive funds from the United States Department of Transportation. The  New York State Unified Certification Program (NYSUCP) began to operate November 30, 2005. There are four agencies in New York State that administer a DBE certification program. They are:


Office of Civil Rights
2 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10004-9256
Telephone: (646) 252-1378
Fax: (646) 252-1350


Small Business Programs
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 435-7817
Fax: (212) 435-7828



Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Development Department
181 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Telephone: (716) 855-7486



Contract Audit Bureau
DBE Certification
50 Wolf Road, 1st Floor
Albany, NY 12232
Telephone: (518) 417-6631
Fax: (518) 457-1675


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