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Department of Small and Local Business Development
 

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A listing of waiver requests submitted by District Contracting Officers to DSLBD during the current fiscal year.

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DSLBD partners with local DC government agencies, non-profits, and Federal partners to operate programming to support justice-involved DC residents (reentering citizens or those on parole or probation) to open, own, and operate their own businesses. 

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Tip Sheets prepared by DSLBD with resource information and guidance to help you manage and grow your business. 

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How to apply for a Joint Venture.

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View payments made by the District of Columbia Government to vendors.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
DSLBD offers personalized business counseling and competitive insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully.
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Developers that enter into CBE Agreements with the District on private projects are required to subcontract at least 35 percent of the project’s adjusted budget to CBEs. 

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District agencies are required to spend at least 50 percent of their expendable budgets with SBEs.

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Learn more about the MWAA certification program and securing contracting opportunities. 

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Vendors must submit DC Government invoices electronically.

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ExportDC

Help expand international presence of DC small businesses.

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Complaints regarding the CBE Program can be filed with DSLBD via phone, email or mail. 

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Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

Our revitalization programs help retail corridors and neighborhoods.