1. Are you a woman, veteran or minority-owned business?
If so, you may be eligible to apply for certification as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, also known as a DBE, is a small for-profit business concern that is 51% owned by a designated group, such a woman, veteran, or minority.
To ensure Nevada is a premier business location for all businesses, the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly 436 in 2017. This legislation ensures that it's easy to obtain information concerning programs to provide financing for small businesses, in addition to information concerning the process by which the business may become certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise for the purposes of 49 C.F.R. § 26.5 or a program to provide financing for disadvantaged business enterprises.
Please visit the links below to learn about certification programs available for DBEs.