DelDOT's Civil Rights Section is responsible for overseeing all external civil rights programs, insuring compliance with all federal and state civil rights and non-discrimination laws and requirements, and acting to move forward the goals and objectives of civil rights provisions. The Civil Rights Section oversees the following programs: Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program, Contractor Compliance Program, Supportive Services Programs (DBE and on-the-Job Training). The Civil Rights Section is the focal point for equal opportunity compliance activities and functions conducted throughout the state.
Americans with Disabilities Act Overview
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs and activities provided by state and local government entities. DelDOT has a responsibility to ensure that its programs, services, activities and construction projects comply fully with the provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. More
The Civil Rights Section, through implementation of its Contract Compliance Program maintains the commitment to insuring highway construction and non-construction firms are adhering to the EEO and EO contractual obligations and federal regulatory provisions, insuring that all activities and operations are conducted in a non-discriminatory fashion and insuring equal opportunities for minorities and women. More
The USDOT has enacted strict guidelines for which recipients of federal financial aid must follow to involve minority and women owned business enterprises in transportation projects. In order to qualify for continued financial assistance, each state Department of Transportation, including its operating elements, must enact and carry out a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.
In order for small businesses owned by minorities and women to participate as a DBE in federally-assisted DelDOT contracts, they must apply for and receive certification as a DBE. To be certified as a DBE, a firm must be a small business, at least 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) follows federal procedures for processing external complaints of discrimination filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related statutes ) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. More
On-The-Job Training Program
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968 was passed by the 91st Congress. It included a special section devoted to promoting and insuring Equal Employment Opportunity (hereinafter referred to as EEO) in the field of Federal-Aid highway construction. Under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1968, the inclusion of an approved affirmative action plan became an important element in the pre-qualification of contractors for federal aid projects. More
Title VI Program
The primary goal of DelDOT's Title VI Program is to insure that all management, staff, contractors, consultants, vendors, sub recipients, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are readily available to provide you with high quality technical assistance, resources, guidance, and any other information in regards to Title VI. Please do not hesitate to call our office for further assistance at 302.760.2035. More
Small Business Program
The Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Small Business Program has contract opportunities set aside exclusively for small businesses. This is intended to foster small business participation and help small businesses compete for DelDOT projects. The Small Business Program is race and gender-neutral and ensures small businesses are given an equal opportunity to participate. More
State of Delaware Department of Transportation
Office of External Civil Rights
800 Bay Road • Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.760.2035 Fax: 302.739.2254