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.

  • DBE Lunch & Learn on January 26, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. - Bonding, Loans, & Other Small Business Needs
    • Our Lunch & Learn Webinar series continues on January 26th, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. CST.  Our guests will be Jacob Perez, Director of the US DOT Great Lakes Small Business Transportation Resource Center, and Maria Kuhns, Entrepreneurship Specialist with the Missouri Small Business Development Centers. They will be providing information regarding resources for bonding, loans, and other small business needs. Please register here for this webinar.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a Microsoft TEAMS link to connect you to the webinar. We look forward to seeing you and continuing our webinars in 2023.

  • MoDOT Civil Rights Symposium on March 28, 2023
    • You are invited to attend our Annual MoDOT Civil Rights Symposium on March 28, 2023. It will be a one-day event held this year at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbia located at 3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia, MO. 

      The agenda is still being finalized and will be posted and sent out soon. Session topics currently include Contractor Compliance, DBE Supportive Services Programs, Workforce Diversity, Bonding, and Small Business Services.

      Registration is available by clicking here

      Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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



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.