DBE Program

The RSD is currently undertaking the largest school construction program in the city’s history and the largest post-Katrina public sector rebuilding program on the Gulf Coast. The RSD is establishing the DBE Office as a strong, fair, and viable program that encouraged the participation of local DBE contractors in building and renovating schools throughout the city. The RSD has a 25% goal for DBE participation on all Capital Projects.


The DBE Office will:

Establish and maintain ‘entrance points’ for qualified DBEs seeking participation in RSD construction projects.

  • Provide information on general contractors for capital rebuilding projects.
  • Keep general contractors informed of interested, qualified DBEs and DBE outreach opportunities/mechanisms.
  • Keep interested, qualified DBEs informed of RSD opportunities and related events.
  • Engage RSD contractors, providing assistance in addressing barriers to meeting compliance goals and with identifying/articulating ‘good faith’ efforts.
  • Track and review actual contractor compliance/compliance efforts.


Contact Us / Team Contacts

Sombra Williams
Director, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
(504) 373-6200 ext. 20082
Email RSD DBE Program: DBE@rsdla.net