State Certifications

How State Certifications Like W/MBE Can Result in Federal Dollars

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on August 25, 2022)
Date: August 16, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Matthew Moriarty, Schoonover & Moriarty LLC
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
APTAC BOK: C.16.1 State Governments, C.17 Socio-Economic Programs

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Are you a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)? If so, then you may be interested in the new $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Act. This act funds state projects and imposes on some a 10% goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Most state Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) program requirements overlap with DBE. So as the infrastructure funding is doled out, opportunities should abound for qualified entities as primes and subcontractors since most large primes will be required to certify that they have included such businesses in their plans.

In this webinar, government contracts attorney Matthew Moriarty will discuss why these certifications are important and how you can leverage them to take advantage of the Infrastructure Act opportunities.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! Certify your business now and take advantage of all the benefits that come with being a DBE-certified business. You won’t regret it!

Target Audience: Small businesses interested in diversifying through government market opportunities and those that want more information on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE). 

Meet Your Instructor:

MATTHEW MORIARTY, Schoonover & Moriarty, LLC

Matthew Moriarty is a founding member of Schoonover & Moriarty. Matt helps clients with both federal government contracting litigation and transactional matters. Before founding the firm, Matt was a partner at Koprince Law, a federal contracting firm in Lawrence, Kansas. Matt’s first legal job after law school was serving as a clerk at the U.S​. District Court District of Kansas in the chamber of the Honorable Julie A. Robinson. He has represented clients across the entire United States and internationally.

​Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt was a reporter for his hometown newspaper in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Matt draws from this experience frequently, as it taught him to write clearly and concisely, ask probing questions, and to be courteous.

​Matt earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in Anthropology and History. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 2011 where he met his wife. She is a Jayhawk through and through,but pretends not to mind when he cheers for the Tar Heels. 


Aug 16 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 16 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm