Department of Small and Local Business Development Certification (optional) - Definition
If you are certified by the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) as a resident-owned, Local Small Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (LSDBE) business, you will be eligible for the LSDBE-preferred Sidewalk Vendor Site Lottery --- before the first general lottery for all other applicants. To learn more about LSDBE certification, contact DSLBD, (202) 727-3900, 441 4th Street, NW, 970N, Washington, DC 20001. LSDBE certification is optional, but it is not required to get a site If you are a resident-owned, LSDBE-certified applicant; check the box in Section G on your BBL Vending Application. You must show your certification documentation when you pick up your license.