Minority & Women Business Enterprise Certification Program

​​​​​​​​T​he Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Program encourages growth among Kentucky businesses owned by women and minorities and assists those businesses with expanding their markets. The certification also allows minority and women owned businesses to compete for work in states outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky that require certification by a statewide body. The program is a critical component for creating, maintaining, and promoting Kentucky’s valuable women and minority owned businesses.

The Minority and Women Business Enterprise Certification Program, along with Kentucky’s SMALL BUSINESS CONNECTion Database, helps facilitate the development of women and minority owned businesses in Kentucky.

Thank you for your interest in this important program. We wish you well as you go through the process. Please know that staff members are ready and eager to assist you.

COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

Visit www.SBA.gov/coronavirus for more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses.

Do you need help with the application?

If you have any questions, please call (502) 564-2875 or send email Finance.MWBE@ky.gov .

For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, please call the Kentucky Relay Service at 7-1-1 or toll free:

  • TTY: 1-800-648-6056
  • Voice: 1-800-648-6057
  • Speech to Speech: 1-888-244-6111
  • Spanish to Spanish: 1-866-490-4403​​