The Port of Long Beach is a sub-recipient of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds and as a condition of receiving these funds; the Port implemented the California Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The DBE Program is based on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR, Part 26 requirements. It is the policy of the Port of Long Beach to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. The Port follows the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual (LAPM) requirements for establishing DBE goals.
Following are helpful links to understanding the DBE Program: