Environmental Justice


Title VI / Environmental Justice

Title VI

As a recipient of federal funds, MoDOT is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states:

“No Person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”


  • Denying program services, aids, or benefits;
  • Providing a different service, aid, or benefit, or providing them in a manner different than they are provided to others; or
  • Segregate or separately treat individuals in any manner related to the receipt of any service, aid or benefit.

The following are Executive Orders that MoDOT is also required to comply with under Title VI:

Environmental Justice

Executive Order 12898 requires federal recipients to administer and implement programs, policies, and activities that affect human health or environment so as to identify and avoid “disproportionately high and adverse” effects on minority and low-income* populations.

*FHWA defines “low-income” as “a person whose household income is at or below the Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.”

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Executive Order 13166 requires federal aid recipients to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to their services to limited English proficient persons.

The following websites will provide additional information on these topics:






Title VI / ADA Complaint Form

Title VI Form Microsoft Word

Title VI Form PDF