Civil Rights

Welcome to the Civil Rights Division

As a public agency, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for the assurance of full public participation in the process of highway construction and in the receipt of benefits derived from highway construction and related activities.

Through internal and external programs and activities the VDOT Civil Rights Division works to provide public services ensuring design, procurement, and contracting inclusion, community and cultural awareness, fair employment practices, and other areas where federal and state resources are applied.

Title VI – Civil Rights Act of 1964

What's New

  • The Department of Minority Business Enterprise provides a directory of certified DBE firms.  The directory indicates the NAICS codes that DBE firms are certified to perform work.  FHWA will only allow credit to Prime contractors for those NAICS codes listed in the directory.  To assist contractors, the Civil Rights Division has created a listing of VDOT work codes and their corresponding NAICS codes.  

    If you are a DBE firm and need NAICS codes added to your profile, contact the Department of Minority Business Enterprise at 804-786-6585.

    NAICS codes  PDF (PDF, 75 KB)

  • Virginia DBE Goal Setting Methodology 2015-2017 Draft  (PDF, 75 KB)


Contract Provisions / Requirements

Equal Opportunity Contract compliance
Labor compliance
Local Assistance for VDOT projects
Small, Women and Minority Business (SWAM) Program
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program


Wounded Veteran Internship Program
Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center



Socially and economically disadvantaged participation
Public hearings
Environmental justice
Americans with Disabilities
Limited English proficiency
Equitable offers in relocation


Title VII – Civil Rights Act of 1964



Page last modified: Aug. 6, 2014