Disadvantaged, Minority- and Woman-owned Business Certification

Take your business to the next level with a Disadvantaged, Minority- or Woman-Owned certification.


Rhonda Harris, Director, Office of Minority & Women Business Development

(785) 296-3425



Kate Craft, Program Consultant, Office of Minority & Women Business Development

(785) 296-4284


Certification from the Kansas Statewide Certification Program increases opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses to gain contracts and subcontracts from government and private entities committed to the inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses. 

Certifications administered are Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

At this time, the State of Kansas Division of Purchases does not have contract goals for DBEs, MBEs or WBEs.

Who Can Qualify

Kansas-based businesses with at least 51% ownership by a woman or minority

Eligibility Requirements

Application Period

All certifications offered are open and accepted year-round. 

Benefits of Certification

DBE Certification

Certified DBE firms are eligible to participate in federally assisted projects or other projects where goals have been established.

MBE/WBE Certification

Certified MBE/WBE firms are eligible to participate on projects where goals have been established with public and private organizations/corporations, school districts, prime contractors, local and governmental entities.

ACDBE Certification

ACDBE Certification can provide your firm with a preference for obtaining an Airport Concessions Contract at a primary/commercial service airport that receives federal funding

For those seeking to work on Transportation Projects, you must seek DBE Certification from the Kansas Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights.

Additional Resources

Certification Process
DBE/ACDBE Personal Net Worth (PNW) Form
In-State Annual Affidavit of Eligibility
NAICS Code Modification Request Form
Out-of-State Annual Affidavit of Eligibility

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