The Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program provides certification for business owners who are socially or economically disadvantaged.

To apply, you must show that you have been repeatedly excluded from mainstream American society and that this exclusion has resulted in tangible social and economic disadvantages. There is no fee to apply.


Learn more about the Emerging Business Enterprise program.

Apply, re-certify, or check the status of your EBE application.

By Phone

You can get help with specific questions about the program, the online application, and eligibility requirements.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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