Office of Business Diversity

The City of Philadelphia DBE Program Office  certifies firms to participate on projects that receive federal funding.  The DBE Program Office operates under federal law (49 CFR Part 23 Part 26 ) and the Mayor’s Executive Order #14-08.  The DBE Program is a small business program that has both personal net worth and business size caps. 

The Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) provides “one stop shopping” for certification of DBE applicants. A DBE applicant need only file one application to become certified for all recipients of United States Department of Transportation (FAA, FHWA, and/or the FTA) funds in Pennsylvania.

Our Brochure provides more information on the Philadelphia DBE Program and The PA UCP.

The City of Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) registers firms to participate on projects that are funded solely by the City. OEO operates under Mayor's Executive Order 5-10Mayor's Executive Order 14-08, and Mayor's Executive Order 02-05 .  



PHL 3-Year DBE Goals

In fulfillment of the requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26 (49 CFR Part 26), the Philadelphia International Airport has developed a proposed Overall Goal for FFY 2020-2022 for Airport Improvement Program (AIP)-funded projects at the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

A public meeting was held on May 16, 2019 to review the methodology used to calculate the proposed goal; the meeting's presentation is available at FFY 2020-2022 Proposed DBE Goal.




Small Business Program

PHL is announcing its new Small Business Program, please click here for more information




​Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

FY 2017- 2019

​DBE Goal %

​Overall Goal

​16.30 %

​Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise - FY 2018-2020

​ACDBE Goal %

​Car Rental Goal

​1.76 %

​Non-Car Rental Goal

​19.15 %



Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
FY 2017- 2019

DBE Goal %

Overall Goal

16.30 %



Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

FY 2017 thru 2019 – ODBE Administrative Plan

ODBE Final Rule 



Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program  

2018 thru 2020 ACDBE Goal & Methodology

          FY 2018-2020 ACDBE Goal - PHL Administrative Plan


Contact Information:

Kathleen R. Padilla
Deputy Director of Aviation
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Airport
DBE Program Office
Executive Offices - Terminals D & E 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 937-1801 voice
(215) 937-5497 fax

Certification Unit Contact: