Supportive Services

INDOT’s Supportive Services Program has two components, DBE Supportive Services and OJT Supportive Services.  For information about OJT Supportive Services, please see our Contract Compliance page.   

DBE Supportive Services

  • DBE Supportive Services is the education and outreach piece of the overall EOD program.  The DBE Supportive Services Team is responsible for:
    • Raising awareness of the program
    • Recruiting new potential DBE’s
    • Provide educational programming for potential and existing DBE's
    • Establishing and maintaining inter-agency relationships
    • Partnering with FAA and FTA sister agencies to meet their own DBE needs and maximize DBE contracting opportunities
    • Maintaining an awareness of ongoing projects for EOD staff and DBE firms so we may all work to maximize contracting opportunities for our DBE’s

Sponsoring educational events for current and potential DBE’s to help prepare their companies to successfully compete in the transportation marketplace.

Communications

Events related to the DBE Community will be posted here:    

If you have a DBE or related event and would like our participation, support, or for us to publicize it, please contact us (see below).

EOD Training Events

Upcoming Certification Workshop in Fort Wayne

This event is co-hosted by Indiana PTAC in conjunction with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. There will also be representatives from Fort Wayne International Airport, Citilink and Fort Wayne's own certification program. Use the link below to register - seating is limited!

EOD sponsors two training events each year.  The first is the Entrepreneurial Development Institute which teaches the basics of small business ownership in the world of transportation construction, and how to contract with INDOT.  Any current DBE or business with a submitted application is eligible to participate in the course, which runs for a total of 10 business days in the winter months.

More details on EDI

The second is our Statewide Indiana DBE Initiative (SINDI), which is a condensed version of EDI, and an excellent way for a small minority or woman owned business to test the waters of transportation construction.

More details on SINDI

Other INDOT Training Opportunities

INDOT also offers multiple courses in transportation related fields. For a listing of those offerings please use the links below

DBE Partners

Our group partners with multiple agencies and organizations that offer opportunities and resources that can be utilized by our DBE community.  While not an exhaustive list, please use the following link to see who some of those partners are and what opportunities they can offer to your business:

More details on DBE partners

If you would like to partner with our office to further the DBE community, please let us know!

Contact Information

Sean Howard
Supportive Services Coordinator Lead
P: 317-233-4994
Showard1@indot.in.gov 

Taryn "Sissy" Guynn
Supportive Services Coordinator
P: 317-233-0420
TGuynn@indot.in.gov

Katie Daniels
OJT Supportive Services
P: 317-233-2412
Kdaniels2@indot.in.gov

Additional Economic Opportunity Contact Information