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2010 DBEC Meeting Schedule
January 13
February 10
March 10
May 12
August 25
November 10
December  8
All meetings begin at 9 AM
in the
Governor's Commission on Disabilities Office
41 Cherry Dale Ct
Cranston, RI 02920
401-462-0100

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

The Disability Business Enterprise Program certifies businesses that meet the State of Rhode Island's criteria for businesses owned by or employing people with disabilities.  It is designed to carry out the state’s policy of supporting the fullest possible participation of small disadvantaged businesses owned and controlled by persons with disabilities or where sixty percent (60%) of the employees are persons with disabilities, or non-profit rehabilitation facilities in state funded and state directed public construction, public projects, and in state purchases of goods and services.

This includes assisting disadvantaged disability businesses and non-profit rehabilitation facilities throughout the life of contracts in which they participate.

To become a certified Disability Business Enterprise in the State of Rhode Island, your business must meet one of the following criteria:

1. Businesses owned and controlled by persons with disabilities, with 50 or fewer employees

2. Manufacturers of any goods or merchandise if not less than sixty percent (60%) of the work hours or direct labor required for the products are performed by persons with disabilities;

3. Service Providers if not less than sixty percent (60%) of the work hours or direct labor required for the services are performed by persons with disabilities; and

4. Non-profit rehabilitation facilities

The DBE Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities

 

 

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