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DBE certification is a federal program certification. It is separate and distinct from the New York State M/WBE program.   Nassau County does not certify DBE’s.  

For certification you must submit the applications to one of the following agencies. Being certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) by one of these agencies automatically makes you certified with all four.

NYS-Deptartment of Transportation Metropolitan Transit Authority - State of New York
Niagara Falls Transportation Authoity Port Authority of NY & NJ