Disadvantaged Businesses

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It is the continuing policy of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners to ensure that a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) entity has an equal opportunity to compete for and participate in contracts financed in whole or in part with DOT-assisted funds. The Board of County Commissioners, Manatee County has received Federal financial assistance from the DOT, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the County has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer

Edrick Sweeting, Grants Administrator
Manatee County Public Works Department, Transit Division
2411 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Ph: 941-747-8621 Ext 7354
Fax: 941-708-7464
[email protected]


Public Notice
Manatee County Transit Division, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
Program Goal for Fiscal Years 2023 – 2025

Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 26, all interested parties are hereby advised that the Manatee County Transit Division is proposing to establish a three-year goal for Fiscal Years 2023-2025 for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded projects.  The proposed goal is 1.03% of the FTA 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grant and 5339 Bus and Bus Facility Grant funding received by Manatee County in each year 2023 through 2025. Information on the methodology utilized to develop the DBE goal is available for inspection during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Manatee County Transit Division, 2411 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL 34243. Written comments will be accepted for 30 days after the publication of this notice and should be mailed to Manatee County Transit Division, 2411 Tallevast Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, Attention: DBE Goal. 

Manatee County Area Transit

MCAT is the major public transportation provider in Manatee County. MCAT will continue to improve the quality of life for County residents and visitors by providing a reliable, cost-efficient mobility solution..