CRCOG has agreed to be the direct recipient of a Federal Transit Administration earmark grant for the City of Hartford. One of the FTA requirements for becoming a direct recipient is that we develop a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and adopt a DBE Goal.

After consultation with  minority and women’s groups, community organizations, and other officials or organizations which “could be expected to have information concerning the availability of DBEs and non-DBEs,” and after submitting the draft Policy, Program, Goal-Setting Procedures and DBE goal to a 45-day public comment period, the CRCOG Policy Board adopted the documents on September 22, 2010.  CRCOG has established an annual DBE goal of 10% for grants received directly from the Federal Transit Administration.