Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO)

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Supportive Service Programs

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (DBE/SS)
The primary purpose of the DBE/SS is to provide training, assistance, and services to DBEs certified in the DBE program. The goal is to increase their activity in the program and facilitate the firms' development into viable, self-sufficient organizations capable of competing for, and performing on Federally- assisted highway projects.

Northern Region (Districts 1, 2, 3, & 4)
Central Region (Districts 5, 6, 9, & 10)
Southern Region (Districts 7, 8, 11, & 12)

FHWA annually apportions the DBE/SS funds to Caltrans for the purpose of carrying out a DBE/SS program. The FHWA approves the funding of Caltrans programs only if they demonstrate the ability to directly assist certified DBE’s development through identifiable, metric-based results.

ON THE JOB TRAINING SUPPORTIVE SERVICES (OJT/SS)
Caltrans’ OJT/SS Program provides pre-apprenticeship training to increase the participation of women, minorities, and other disadvantaged individuals in skilled and semi-skilled crafts on federal-aid highway construction contracts.  Caltrans’ OBEO is contracted with the following regional partners to provide DBE Supportive Services:

Any Disadvantaged Business Enterprise can contact the regional provider for their district to receive DBE Supportive Services.

The Federal Highway Administration, and the US Department of Transportation provides these additional resources and information:

USDOT DBE Supportive Services
FHWA DBE Supportive Services Fact Sheet
FHWA OJT Supportive Services Fact Sheet
FHWA FAST Act


Supportive Services:

Name: Bill Grimaldi
Email: William.Grimaldi@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1012




Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Contact Information

Physical Address:

California Department of Transportation
Office of Business & Economic Opportunity
1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

General Information:

Phone: 916-324-0449
Fax: 916-324-1949
TTY: 711

DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO) & Small Business Advocate:

Name: Janice Salais
Email: smallbusinessadvocate@dot.ca.gov

DBE Certification Assistance:

Name: MaryLee Miglino or Curtis Williams
Email: DBE.Certification@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1700

Title VI:

Name: Glenda Collins
Email: Title.VI@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8379

ADA Statewide Coordinator:

Name: Jessica Girardot
Email: ADA.Compliance.Office@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8421

DBE Compliance:

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: DBE.Compliance@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

DVBE Compliance:

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: DVBE.Compliance@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

DBE Supportive Services:

Name: Bill Grimaldi
Email: William.Grimaldi@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1012

OJT Supportive Services:

Name: Bill Grimaldi
Email: William.Grimaldi@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-1012

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI):

Name: Antoinette Wood
Email: NSTI@dot.ca.gov
Phone: 916-324-8423

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