Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development


Introducing AASHTOWare CRL- KYTC's new payment system for primes and subs

KYTC is now offering a free tool for prime contractors and subcontractors to track and confirm payments online. To learn more and to sign up, click here.

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DBE Reciprocity

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has established a DBE reciprocity agreement with Indiana DOT for statewide projects allowing DBE’s certified in either Kentucky or Indiana to be used for any transportation federal aid project in the partner state. We are also in an agreement with Ohio DOT only for the Brent Spence Brigde Project. However, we don't have an automatic reciprocity agreement with other states.  DBEs interested in certification in other regions must adhere to the Interstate DBE Certification outlined in 49 CFR 26.85. It's crucial to note that all DBE firms performing work on bid items, should be prequalified with the Cabinet. This prequalification is contingent on both the firm's and the individual's professional experience and qualifications. Currently the reciprocity​ agreement Kentucky has with Ohio is​ limited exclusively to the Brent Spence Bridge. Please note that DBE’s will need to follow the project State’s prequalification laws. ​For the most up to date list of DBE’s certified in INDIANA please click here: Indiana DBE Directory

DBE Reciprocity Agreements - please click here Ohio-Kentucky Brent Spence Agreement, ​Indiana-KYTC Reciprocity Agreement​


The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, a diverse workforce, and promotion of equitable business opportunities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

It is the mission of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development to ensure adherence to and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VI, and Small and Disadvantaged Business Initiatives via program implementation and policy development. The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is responsible for ensuring that no person (in the Commonwealth of Kentucky) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to  discrimination based on color, religion, race, national origin, or disability under any program administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Bidding Requirements and Conditions
All organizations and individuals bidding on Department projects and accepting subcontracts on Department projects must apply for and receive Department prequalification and possess a Certificate of Eligibility as provided in regulations published by the Department according to KRS Section 176.140.

DBE/ACDBE Application

Applicants seeking to apply for a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification and Airport Concession DBE certification may now do so through an online application portal known as DBE Online. The more convenient process increases efficiency for small businesses and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Applicants can submit all necessary paperwork online, eliminating the cost of printing and postage. The online application offers built-in quality control measures that detect if any required documents are missing prior to application submission. Your information will be saved as you complete the application. To pick up where you left off, simply enter your Federal Tax ID number.  Click the button below to create your account and begin the application process.​ 

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