Historically Underutilized Business

2020 Disparity Study

The Austin Independent School District is conducting a Disparity Study of its Historically Underutilized Businesses program to ensure that minority and women-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities and that the District’s current program remains legally defensible and administratively successful.

Visit the Disparity Study website for more information.

2015 Disparity Study

View the previous Disparity Study accepted by the Board of Trustees on February 29, 2016.

The Austin ISD HUB Program Department provides:

  • A race and gender-conscious process designed to encourage greater MBE/WBE availability.
  • A program that encourages participation in all phases of procurement.
  • Opportunities for HUB’s to broaden and enhance their capacities to do business with the District.

Annual Aspirational HUB Goals

Ethnic Goals

Historically Underutilized Business Construction Professional Services
African American 1.7% 1.9%
Asian/Native American 1.9% 7.4%
Hispanic 8.1% 9.4%
Women (WBE) 10.2% 9.8%

Aggregate Goals

Historically Underutilized Business Construction Professional Services
Minority (MBE) 11.7% 18.7%
Women (WBE) 10.2% 9.8%
Total (MBE & WBE) 21.9 28.5
NOTE: MBE total is cumulative of all ethnicities (AA,A/NA and H); WBE is not included in this total. Goals are derived from the 2015 Disparity Study data.

We Encourage Feedback

To provide feedback about the AISD HUB Program, or for outreach assistance or program guideline training, email HUBprogram@austinisd.org or call (512) 414-3120.

Announcing the Launch of the Central Texas Small Business Partnership (CTSBP) Newsletter

The CTSBP established in 2017, is a partnership between Historically Underutilized Business and Small Business Development Programs at the Austin Community College District , Austin Independent School District , Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, City of Austin’s Small & Minority Business Resources Department and Travis County.

After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to announce the launch of CTSBP’s newsletter. As a leader in diversity business programs, it is important to us to make information regarding our thought leadership, services, training, and procurement opportunities easily accessible for our business community. This communication will also be shared using social media and email communication platforms.

CTSBP Newsletter: Issue 1, Summer Edition| June-August 2020