Working With Tribal Communities

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Project in Menominee utilizing the Native American hiring provision

Native American Hiring Provision

The purpose of this special provision is to outline the requirements and procedures necessary to promote and encourage Native American employment opportunities on WisDOT construction projects. The provision applies to state and federal projects that are located on or partially on tribal lands.

WisDOT also offers the Native American Hiring Provision Implementation Guide for:

Native American Lands of Interest (NALI) Scoping Determination

This determination happens during the scoping process (project definition phase), and documentation is completed prior to the final scope certification. It identifies if the Native American Hiring Provision will be included in a project, as well as which Native American tribes have land interests within the project.

NALI scoping determination

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The primary objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by:

  • Engaging small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in the bid letting process.
  • Providing fair and continuous opportunities to DBEs so they may compete for federally funded transportation contracts.