Office of Civil Rights - Equity Programs
Economic Opportunity Policies and Programs (EOPP) provides administrative functions related to outreach, certification of firms for the District’s equity programs, managing data collection, policy analysis, data analysis, goal setting and the District’s Disparity Study.
EOPP is responsible for the development of the District’s equity programs which includes the ongoing development of the District’s Non-Discrimination in Subcontracting Program, DBE program and small business programs. Additionally, equity initiatives such as the Small Business Opportunity Program support and enhance the District’s efforts to include small, minority and women-owned businesses on BART contracts and removes obstacles to their participation by providing technical support and training.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) - Federal
- DBE Policy Statement 2019
- BART DBE Program and Appendices 12222020
- Changes to DBE Federal Regulations and BART DBE Program
- Triennial DBE Goal FFY20-FFY22
Effective January 13, 2021, the statutory gross receipts cap for certified DBEs specified in 49 CFR §26.65 has been adjusted for inflation from $23.98 million to $26.29 million. This adjustment applies to the DBE program only, therefore, is also applicable to firms who apply for the District’s Small Business Entity (SBE) certification.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with State Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. For more information, visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19.
- Uniform Certification Application for DBEs
- Uniform Certification Application for DBEs(Chinese-Mandrin, Korean and Spanish)
- Personal Net Worth Statement
- DBE Out-of-State Application
- Denial and Removal Procedure
Small Business Entity (SBE) - Federal
- Small Business Entity Certification Application
- Use the MSBE SBE Directory to search certified MSBE SBE firms: MSBE SBE Directory
Please note SBE firms under the District’s Small Business Element of its DBE Program also include firms certified by the California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Certified DBEs can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/find_certified.htm
Non-Discrimination Program for Subcontracting - Non-Federal
- Non-Discrimination Program for Subcontracting
- Checklist for Document Submittal (M/WBE Certification)
- M/WBE Certification Application
- MWBE Certified Firms Directory
Small Business Program (SB) - Non-Federal
- Small Business Program for Non-Federal Funded Contracts
- Small Business Certification Determination & Procedures
- Small Business Reciprocity Program
- Department of General Services
- Summary of Small Business Opportunity Plan from July 26, 2012, Board of Directors Meeting
- Apply for certification as DVBE through the Department of General Services (DGS)
- Apply for certification as LGBTBE through the California Public Utilities Supplier Clearing House
- Search for DVBE's or LGBTBE's
Local Small Business:
BART 2016 Disparity Study
- Disparity Study Executive Summary
- Final 2016 Disparity Study Report Volume I: VI.BART Final Report.Volume I.1.12.2017
- Final 2016 Disparity Study Report Volume II Appendices: VII.BART Final Report.Volume II.1.12.2017.pdf
For questions regarding the Study, please contact OCR at 510-464-7538.