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Opening the door to opportunities.

The Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) administers the Minority- Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin.

Our mission is to promote access and equity on City of Austin contracts, providing economic opportunity to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.

The City’s MBE/WBE/DBE department:

  • Promotes and encourages minority, women, and disadvantaged business owners to participate in business opportunities with the City of Austin;

  • Assist certified businesses and businesses seeking certification with learning about opportunities available on the 2016 Corridor Mobility Bond

Divisions of SMBR: Certification, Compliance, and Resources.

News and Events

COVID-19 : Corona Virus Notices

Austin's Economic Recovery Grants 

The City of Austin's Economic Development Department is currently accepting grant applications from  small businesses and non-profit organizations facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Visit for more Economic Recovery information.

2020 Disparity Study

Your participation and input are a critical part of the study process.

Disparity Study Kick Off presentation from April 16, 2020 here.

For more information on the Disparity Study and how you can participate, visit

Interested in learning more about Certification for Minority-Owned, Women-Owned and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises?

Visit our Certification Overview and online portal.

2016 Corridor Mobility Bond

  • View Corridor Program Contractor Outreach Event held on June 23, 2020 here.
  • 2016 Corridor Bond Program Information - Click here.
  • Sign up for newsletter here.

Plans Room

Current Projects

SMBR’s Plan Room provides free electronic access to the McGraw-Hill Dodge system of drawings as well as hard copy plans and specifications from local, private, and public sector jobs.

The Plans Room is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (512) 974-7799 for more information.


Minority- and Women-Owned (MBE/WBE) Reports