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ADOT Financial Services Handbook for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses — This handbook provides information on available financial, insurance, and bonding services to help you navigate and take advantage of your best options. It can be found on the ADOT website. 

IRS Small Business Tax Information — The IRS has several pages and resources designed to help clarify tax requirements, including

  • a small brochure designed for small construction businesses.
  • a collection of tax tips for businesses in the construction industry.
  • site dedicated to small businesses and the self-employed.

Arizona Small Business Association — The Arizona Small Business Association is a membership organization dedicated to helping small businesses grow and achieve success. They provide education, mentoring, and one-on-one counseling. Learn more on the Arizona Small Business Association website. 

Federal Bonding Education Program (BEP) — The BEP is a hands-on, multi-component program designed to address what businesses need to do to become bond-ready, as well as one-on-one sessions with local surety bonding professionals to help in assembling the materials necessary for a complete bond application. This program is tailored to businesses competing for transportation-related contracts. Learn more about it on the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization website. 

Federal Short Term Lending Program (STLP) — The STLP is designed to provide access to capital for companies working in transportation related industries in order to boost their economic competitiveness. Learn more about it on the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization website.

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Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.