While there are several programs available to assist businesses, the most common programs utilized by small and minority business owners include the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE), and programs offered through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Each of these programs requires a certification process. Business owners must go through the application process and submit supporting documentation to substantiate eligibility.
The certification process can take up to 90 days or longer if additional information or documentation is required. A business is not certified until the certification process has been completed by the owner and approved by the certifying agency. SEE TAAACC’s MOC relationships.