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NIRPC 30-day public comment period and Virtual Open House for the 2024-2026 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Contact:  Ann Weitgenant

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a 30-day public comment period on the 2024-2026 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The comment period begins August 18.

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and signed an assurance that it will comply in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.

Comments may be submitted until September 16, 2023 in the following ways:

Documents and information are available for review at NIRPC’s website at Requests for alternative formats may be directed to Ann Weitgenant at or 219-243-5945.

Following the 30-day public comment period, the public is invited to attend a Virtual Open House on September 22, 2023 from 3 – 4:00 p.m. The Microsoft Teams meeting information may be obtained by contacting Ann Weitgenant at

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