Working With Tribal Communities

​​ Five people are working behind a yellow and white cement truck.​​
Project in Menominee utilizing the Native American hiring provision​

Native American Hiring Provision​​​

T​​​​he 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.​​