Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan

Objectives/Policy Statement
The Eastern Slope Airport Authority, on behalf of the Town of Fryeburg (aka Eastern Slope Regional Airport and the Airport), has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The Town of Fryeburg has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Town of Fryeburg has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the Eastern Slope Airport Authority to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also our policy:

  1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT- assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT­assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts;
  6. To promote the use of DBEs in all types of federally-assisted contracts and procurement activities;
  7. To provide appropriate flexibility to recipients of Federal financial assistance in establishing and providing opportunities for DBEs.
  8. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

Allison Navia, the Airport Manager of the Eastern Slope Regional Airport, has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity, the DBELO is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the Town of Fryeburg in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.

The Eastern Slope Airport Authority, on behalf of the Town of Fryeburg, has disseminated this policy statement to the Town of Fryeburg management staff. We have distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts posting this Policy Statement, through printed media and via e- mail communications.



The Eastern Slope Airport Authority hereby announces its fiscal years 2024 through 2026
goal of 1.7% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction contracts.
The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Eastern Slope Regional Airport, Airport Manager’s
Office, P. O. Box 334, 210 Lyman Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037, Phone: (207) 935-4711
(Office), (207) 266-6636 (Cell) for 30 days from the date of this publication.

Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to Allison Navia, Airport Manager – Eastern Slope Airport or to the Federal Aviation Administration, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803.