How to apply...
Completed applications should be submitted to Pilot Bonding Program Agents for underwriting and bonds are issued by one of DOT's Participating Sureties. Applicants may obtain a copy of the application and a list for the Pilot Bonding Agents on the OSDBU internet site at: http://osdbuweb.dot.gov or by contacting OSDBU.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
All bonds are approved and issued directly to the DBE by the Sureties.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.