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:  NICE - KC iBuild Showcase

    • Please join us to welcome guest speaker, Nate Zier, the incoming Executive Director of the National Institute for Construction Excellence (NICE) to speak about the NICE organization and the upcoming KC iBuild Showcase.
    • DATE:  Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • TIME:  12:00 p.m. (noon) - 1:00 p.m. CST
    • Click here to register



  • 2024 MoDOT Civil Rights & DBE Training Symposium

    • Cafe Mixer - Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Symposium - Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • WHERE:  Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis Chesterfield, 355 Chesterfield Center East, Chesterfield, MO  63017
    • AGENDA:  Click here to view the agenda.
    • REGISTRATION:  Click here to register.


  • 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)



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.