Diversity

DMHA encourages all of its vendors to receive a diversity certification. It is proven to provide companies with greater economic opportunities. DMHA believes that diverse firms provide opportunities to all segments of the population thus stimulating regional economic growth.

 

Quick Guide to Federal Certifications and Diversity Resources

http://www.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/nc_charlotte/nc_sbagcquickrefguide.pdf

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantaged Business or Small Business Enterprise (DBE/SBE), Edge Certified and Veteran Owned Business (VBE). 

     A. MBE stands for Minority Business Enterprise. An MBE is defined as a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American or Asian-Indian American; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of these owners.

MBE Resources available in the community:

Ohio MBE Certification;

http://www.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/nc_charlotte/nc_sbagcquickrefguide.pdf 

Equal Opportunity Division

MBE Certification Office, 30 E Broad St., 18th Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

MBE.ohio.gov 

City Of Dayton Minority Contractors Business Assistance Program (MCBAP); http://www.daytonmcbap.com/

City of Dayton

Minority Contractors Business Assistance Program

201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1E, Dayton, OH 45405-4956

Phone: 937.223.2164

Fax: 937.223.8495

 

City of Dayton Human Relations Council; Call 937-333-1403 or fax 937-222-4589 or visit

http://www.cityofdayton.org/departments/hrc/Pages/ContractCompliance.aspx

Dayton Minority Biz

40 South Main St. Suite 700, Dayton, Ohio 45402.

Phone: (937) 660-4831

http://www.daytonminoritybiz.com/

    B. WBE stands for Women Business Enterprise. A WBE is defined as a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more women and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of these owners.

WBE resources available in the community:

Ohio WBE Resources:

http://development.ohio.gov/Entrepreneurship/WomensBusinessResource.htm

City of Dayton Human Relations Council:

http://www.cityofdayton.org/departments/hrc/Pages/default.aspx

US SBA WBE Resources:

http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/onlinewbc/index.html

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

http://www.wbenc.org/Certification/

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

1120 Connecticut Avenue,N.W. Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20036

     C. DBE stands for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. A DBE is defined as a "small business concern" by the Small Business Administration, that is at least 51% owned by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and the management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of these socially and economically disadvantaged owners. These firms are essentially the same as MBEs and WBEs except that the size of the firm is also a factor when determining its status. "DBE" is a federal term. Federally funded or federally-assisted projects use DBEs rather than MBEs and WBEs. The qualifying size of a firm depends on the type of industry.

DBE/SBE resources available:

Ohio Department of Transportation, Division of Contract Administration (Construction lists DBE-certified contractors): www.dot.state.oh.us/CONTRACT/

Small Business Standards:

http://www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics/index.html

 

SBA Certifications:

http://www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/certifications/index.html

     D. The State of Ohio’s EDGE program provides an EDGE to small businesses by Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity in public contracting. EDGE is an assistance program for economically and socially disadvantaged business enterprises. To view a list of EDGE vendors: Visit the EDGE certification Web site at www.das.ohio.gov/EDGE for the latest list.

EDGE resources available:

http://www.das.ohio.gov/Divisions/EqualOpportunity/MBEEDGECertification/tabid/134/Default.aspx

DMHA also encourage Veteran Owned Businesses to bid on procurement opportunities. To gain more information about Veteran Owned Businesses and to obtain appropriate certifications, please visit following websites.

http://www.vetbiz.gov/

http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html

You may also contact VetBiz through the following methods:

The Center for Veterans Enterprise 
1722 I Street, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20420
Phone:  866.584.2344 OR 202-303-3260

Email: vip@mail.va.gov
www.vetbiz.gov

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affair
The Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE)
810 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20420

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods. If you live in government-assisted housing or if your household income falls below

HUD's income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 resident or Section 3 business concern.

Veteran Owned Business