Welcome to External Civil Rights

 

The External Civil Rights Division is responsible for administration of all programs related to non-discrimination, affirmative action, and equal opportunity, related to MoDOT contracting activities using federal funds. The primary programs include the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Contract Compliance, On the Job Training, Title VI Non-discrimination and Commercially Useful Function Programs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • DBE Lunch & Learn: Small Business Transportation Center (SBTRC)

    • Please joins us to learn about  the different resources the Small Business Resource Center (SBTRC) has available to small businesses and DBE firms.  The grantee of the U.S. Department of Transportation that hosts the Central Region Small Business Transportation Center is the Woman's Business Development Center (WBDC).  The Central Region SBTRC serves the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. WBDC Executive Director Maura Downs will discuss the array of technical assistance SBTRC offers to help build the capacity of small and disadvantaged businesses.
    • DATE:  Thursday, April 25, 2024
    • TIME:  12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m. CST
    • Click here to register.

       

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Workshops

    • Please join us to learn more about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and if becoming DBE certified is right for your company.
    • These workshops are taking place within each of the 7 MoDOT Districts.  Please register for a workshop near you. 
      • Central District

        • DATE:  Thursday, May 2, 2024
        • TIME:  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Central Lab, 1617 Missouri Blvd., Conference Room #201, Jefferson City, MO
        • Click here to register.
      • Southwest District

        • DATE:  Wednesday, May 22, 2024
        • TIME:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Springfield District Office, 3025 East Kearney, Conference Room #2, Springfield, MO
        • Click here to register.
      • Kansas City District

        • DATE:  Thursday, June 8, 2024
        • TIME:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Lee's Summit District Office, 600 NE Colbern Road, Conference Room #136, Lee's Summit, MO
        • Registration Coming Soon...
      • St. Louis District

        • DATE:  Tuesday, June 18, 2024
        • TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT TMC Building, 14301 Outer Forty Road, Room #209, Chesterfield, MO
        • Registration Coming Soon...
      • Northwest District

        • DATE:  TBD
        • TIME:  TBD
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Saint Joseph District Office, 3602 N. Belt Highway, Saint. Joseph, MO
        • Registration Coming Soon...
      • Northeast District

        • DATE:  TBD
        • TIME:  TBD
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Hannibal District Office, 1711 S. Highway 61, Hannibal, MO
        • Registration Coming Soon...
      • Southeast District

        • DATE:  TBD
        • TIME:  TBD
        • LOCATION:  MoDOT Sikeston District Office, 2675 North Main, Sikeston, MO  63801
        • Registration Coming Soon...

 

 

  • SAVE THE DATE:  St. Louis Lambert International Airport Industry Day

    • DATE:  Thursday, May 9, 2024
    • TIME:  9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. CST
    • WHERE:  Airport's Aero Event Space Terminal 1, Lower Level  - B Concourse
    • Click here for more information

 

  • MoDOT 2023 DBE Availability Study

    • MoDOT is conducting research to update its overall triennial goal for disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation in its federally funded highway contracts. Keen Independent Research is performing the 2023 DBE Availability Study for MoDOT. The study includes:
      • A statewide availability survey of firms that perform highway-0related work.
      • Analysis of the participation of DBEs and non-DBEs as prime contractors and subcontractors on past MoDOT and local public agency projects.
      • In-depth interviews, business advisory groups and public meetings about conditions for highway-related contractors and consultants (DBEs and other firms).
      • Review of past disparity and availability studies in Missouri.
    • To find out more, please visit the study website.

 

  • MoDOT's External Civil Rights Division offers Business Development Training in St. Louis and Kansas City areas (for information see Supportive Services)

OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the External Civil Rights Office (ECR) at (573) 526-2978. Persons who are Deaf or Hard of hearing may contact ECR through Relay Missouri Services at (800) 735-2966 or 7-1-1 (Toll Free – TTY) at least 3 working days in advance.