Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Minnesota Unified Certifcation Program (MnUCP)?

The Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MnUCP) was established to provide a "one stop shop" for businesses who want to apply for certification as a Disadvantaged Bussiness Enterprise (DBE) in thestate of Minnesota.  Once a business is certified with one MnUCP certifying agency, it is certified with all of them.  The current certifyng agencies are:

To find out more information about the Minnesota Unified Certified Program visit

What is the definition of a Certified Small Business enterprise?

To be considered a certified Small Business enterprise, the business must:

Do I need a small business certification to participate in the Small & Underutilized Business Program (SUBP)?

Yes, your company must be certified to participate in the SUBP. Qualifications to become certified depends on the type of business, it’s gross revenue, and it’s location. For more information or an application, go to

Where do I get a SUBP certification application and whom can I contact with questions?

Each participating agency has certification specialists you may direct your questions to. In order to become certified, please submit your application or questions to Roxanne Crossland at [email protected]

Applications can be found on the MnUCP website at

What benefits will I receive from participating in the SUBP?

Once certified, here are a few of the benefits you will receive :

What are examples of resources provided by the SUBP?

Here are a few examples of the type of information available to you:

SUBP Mission

The mission of the Small & Underutilized Business Program is to encourage and foster the economic development and expertise of small business, including those owned by women or minority persons, by addressing barriers to their success and promoting their opportunity to participate in the commerce of the City of Minneapolis and the regional economy.

Last updated May 24, 2013



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