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Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

DVBE Program Resources

A Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise is a business owned by:

  • A veteran of the U.S. military, naval, or air service;
  • The veteran must have a service-connected disability of at least 10% or more; and
  • The veteran must reside in California.

Benefits of Becoming Certified
Upon meeting eligibility requirements, certified DVBEs are entitled to the following: 

  • State-certified DVBEs are eligible for the state's DVBE Participation Program. The program sets the goal to use DVBEs in at least three percent of the state's overall annual contract dollars.
  • State agencies may use a streamlined process known as the "SB/DVBE Option" by contracting directly with a California certified DVBE business for goods, services, information technology and public works projects. The solicitation must be valued at more than $5,000, and the State agency must obtain price quotes from at least two California certified DVBE businesses. For more information, see Government Code Sections 14838.5 and 14838.7.

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Department of General Services

 Small Business Administration

Other DVBE Resources


DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO) & Small Business Advocate:

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

DVBE Compliance:

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


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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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