Kent State is at the beginning of pursuing federal transportation funds for this project. Part of the funding requirements are setting goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) involvement with Kent State University.
The Procurement Department supports a supplier diversity program that includes extensive outreach activities that encourage DBE participation.
Information about this program can be viewed at the Web site: http://www.kent.edu/procurement/welcome-supplier-diversity.cfm
Information regarding certified DBEs in the state, can be found at the Ohio DBE Unified Certification Program Web site: https://www.ohioucp.org/index.vm.