Small Business Programs – Certifications
State of Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Programs
The State of Wisconsin has a number of different Supplier Diversity Programs. Information on the State of Wisconsin’s Minority Business Program, Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Program, Woman Owned Business Certification, Disabled Veterans Certification as well as the Minority Business Certification Program can be found at
State of Wisconsin Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program – Unified Certification Program (UCP)
The DBE program started with Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, which set a national goal of placing at least 10 percent of federal highway and transit funds with persons who qualify as disadvantaged small business operators. A subsequent act in 1987 included women.
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