Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MnUCP) Applicants for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession (AC)DBE Program

This website is under construction. A new portal will be launched on February 28, 2018.

A website has been designed to be a one stop shop for all government certifications in the State of Minnesota.  It will allow you to apply to the (AC)DBE Program, the State of Minnesota Program for Targeted Group, Economically Disadvantaged and Veteran-Owned (TG/ED/VO) Small Businesses, and the local Centralized Certification Program (CERT).

The new website will allow you to enter information and upload required documents once, instead of providing the same information to the three programs. This will make it faster and easier for small businesses to register for the different certification programs

This website will be called the Minnesota Small Business Certification Portal.


In order to update the website, the site will be unavailable and under construction until FEBRUARY 28, 2018 when the new website will be launched.  

For more information regarding the MnUCP AC/DBE Program, please visit MnUCP Program.

For more information regarding the State Program for TG/ED/VO Small Businesses, please visit State of Minnesota Small Business Program.

For more information regarding the Centralized Certification program (CERT), please visit Central (CERT) Certification Program.



If you do not wish to wait for the electronic application on the website, you can complete and submit a paper application.

To download a paper application, use this link.  MnUCP DBE and ACDBE Certification Form.

Submit your paper application to one of the MnUCP certifying agencies (see contact information listed below).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the agency you wish to review your application.

MnUCP certifying agencies are:

Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights
Attn: MNUCP DBE Applications
395 John Ireland Blvd, Mail Stop 170
St Paul, MN 55155-1899
Telephone: 651-366-3073 (main)
Fax: 651-366-3129
Email: OCRFormSubmissions.DOT@state.mn.us

Metropolitan Airports Commission 
Office of Diversity 
Debra Johnson
6040 28th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55450
(612) 726-8193 (Voice)
(612) 726-8152 (TDD)
(612) 794-4406 (FAX)
Email: dbemac@mspmac.org

Metropolitan Council
Office of Equal Opportunity
Tracey Jackson
560 Sixth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
(612) 349-7695
(651) 291-0904 (TTY)
(612) 349-7568 (Fax)
Email: tracey.jackson@metrotransit.org

City of Minneapolis
350 South 5th Street #239
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Email: contractcompliance@minneapolismn.gov