Small Business Diversity Program


Dauphin County is committed to helping small businesses. If you are a Minority-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business or Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business and have an interest in certifying your business or being added to the Dauphin County vendors list, see below.

  • To register your business through the Pennsylvania Costars Program, click here and select the supplier registration tab.
  • For any other veteran services, contact Tony Difrancesco Director/Service Officer of Veteran Affairs at 717-780-6356.
  • For specific information regarding “open” construction projects, login or register on PennBid by clicking here.
  • If you are a Human Services provider, please contact Randie Yeager at , or 717-780-6288 to discuss partnership opportunities.

Third-Party Certification Resources

Woman’s Business Enterprises National Council (WBENC) 
United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
Vets First Verification Program

Who do I certify my business through?

What are the requirements to self-certify as a small business?

Who do I contact to see if my business is already registered?

How do I submit my third-party certification application?