Gulf Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center



The Gulf Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) is one of eleven regional field offices of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). We provide services to DBEs and other small businesses in the civil transporation industry in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Gulf Region SBTRC is operated by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. DOT/OSDBU.

Gulf Region SBTRC Services

We provide technical assistance, access to capital, financial counseling and business training programs to small and disadvantaged businesses in an effort to build their capacity, so that they can become competitive when bidding for contracts at the local or state level that contain federal transportation dollars.

Bonding - Access to Capital - Business Capacity Building Programs

U.S. DOT Bonding and Access to Capital Program (BACP) - 
The BACP provides bond readiness assistance to contractors in the civil transportation industry. Businesses seeking bonding for the first time or businesses seeking to increase their bonding capacity are guided through the bonding process. The BACP has two components: (1) comprehensive set of all-inclusive business capacity-building workshops, and (2) one-on-one technical assistance with the SBTRC, surety bond producers and other professionals to assess and address what businesses need to increase their business capacity so that they can acquire bonding for the first time or increase their bonding capacity. This program is for DBEs and other small businesses in the civil transportation industry. 

$112,000,000 in bonding capacity:
The Gulf Region SBTRC, to date, has been successful in helping contractors obtain $112M in bonding capacity through the BEPs that have been offered. It is a proven program with a track record of success for DBEs and other contractors.

Fall 2014 BACP:

U.S. DOT BONDING AND ACCESS TO CAPITAL PROGRAM (BACP): The BACP program consists of a comprehensive set of all-inclusive workshops that 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 documents necessary for a complete bond application.

    Learn what bonding companies are looking for

  •     Have face-to-face meetings with primes, bankers, sureties, accountants & attorneys
  •     Utilize the SBTRC to assist you in getting the bonding and capital you need
  •     Receive bond-readiness training & technical assistance   

The BACP will be offered every Wednesday from November 5, 2014 to December 17, 2014, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Dinner will be provided.

Click below to Apply:

U.S. Department of Transportation Short Term Lending Program (STLP)

U.S. Department of Transportation guarantees up to $750,000 in loans for small & disadvantaged businesses who have a contract for a project(s) containing federal transportation dollars. The Gulf Region SBTRC guides contractors with the loan process and matches them to a participating lender.

For more information on the Short Term Lending Program (STLP) please see the 
FAQ document.

Getting Started

To get started in receiving services or assistance from the Gulf Region SBTRC, please submit your application by either completing the Web Form shown in the dropdown menu on the left or downloading, completing and mailing the

Gulf Region SBTRC Intake Form to Tony Arps at 4622 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75219.

Please call us today at 214-523-3415 if you have questions or require additional information.

SBTRC/Gulf Region Address

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

4622 Maple Avenue, Suite 207  Dallas, TX  75219  
Toll Free 1-866-927-2872

SBTRC/Gulf Region Staff

Tony Arps

Project Director 

(214) 523-3415  


Diana Flores

BEP Coordinator

(214) 523-3432



For more information on the DOT/OSDBU and the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers, please visit the website at


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