• Businesses
  • The mission of the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) at LaGuardia Community College is to increase the number of small businesses that are prepared to compete for, and enter into, transportation-related contracts at the federal, state and local levels. The Northeast Region SBTRC works closely with state and local transportation and technical assistance agencies in the region to assist small disadvantage firms. Download our program description.

    The SBTRC assists small and disadvantaged businesses through:
     

    • information dissemination
    • one-on-one counseling
    • Providing technical assistance
       
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    Northeast Region 

    • Connecticut
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Rhode Island
    • Vermont

     http://www.dot.gov/osdbu/  

  •  Bonding Education Program

    The Bonding Education Program (BEP) features;

    • 9-week curriculum developed by the surety industry to dispel myths about bonding and get firms on the right path to “bondability.”
    • Program is tailored to businesses competing for transportation-related contracts.
    • Participating firms are matched with a local bond producer.
    • Participating firms are matched with a local bond producer.
    • Program is tailored to businesses competing for transportation-related contracts.

     

     DBE Certification Assistance

    Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification is a federal program that enhances a business’s chances of getting transportation work. The SBTRC provides; expert-led training and counseling on qualifying for the DBE program.

    • Step-by-step application completion
    • Review and packaging of application for submission


     

     Short Term Lending Program

    The SBTRC assists firms with qualifying for the USDOT loan guaranty program.


    • SBTRC assists in the application process
    • Revolving line of credit of up to $750,000
    • Transportation-related contracts are eligible
    • DBE, 8a, HUBZone, SDVOSB certified qualify

     

  • Contact Us

  •  Our Staff

    Linda M. Mellon
    Executive Director, Business Services

    LaGuardia Community College
    Tel: (718) 482-5367
    Email: lmellon@lagcc.cuny.edu 


    Elizabeth Perdomo
    Project Director, SBTRC

    LaGuardia Community College
    Tel: (718) 482-5941
    Email: Eperdomo@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Jorge Guzman
    Procurement Aide, SBTRC

    LaGuardia Community College
    Tel: (718) 482-5941
    Email: Jguzman@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Benjamin Hunt
    Program Assistant, SBTRC

    LaGuardia Community College
    Tel: (718) 482-5941
    Email: Benh@lagcc.cuny.edu

    LaGuardia Community College
    30-20 Thomson Avenue
    Suite 309, LIC, NY 11101
    Tel: 718-482-5941
    http://www.dot.gov/osdbu

     

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