Davis-Bacon Act

Here you can find information and materials dealing with compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Programs (EECBG).

You may visit the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division or call the DOL Wage-Hour Toll-Free Information and Helpline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (in your time zone): 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243).

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Davis-Bacon Act, please visit the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program searchable FAQ database.

See also the DOE General Counsel's hotline (GCHotline FAQ) for legal questions related to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including the State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

Impact of Davis-Bacon Requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act


Webinars


August 24, 2010, Webinar: Introduction to Davis-Bacon for WAP, SEP, and EECBG Grantees. This webinar covered background on Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and described the implications for grant recipients and subgrant recipients. Items covered include wage determinations, the collection of certified payrolls, and monitoring visits to construction work sites.

September 27, 2010 DBA Compliance Webinar for DOE WAP, SEP, EECBG Grantees, Sub-Grantees, and their Contractors (hosted by Tim Helm from the Department of Labor)

October 7, 2009 Webinar on Certified Payrolls

Davis-Bacon Act Labor Clauses for inclusion in ARRA Awards when Wage Rate Requirements Clauses are Required. Approved by the U.S. Department of Labor August 20, 2009

A Desk Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act
DOE outlines prevailing wage requirements for contractors on federal contracts and DBA-covered federally financed or assisted construction projects.

Weatherization Assistance Program

State Energy Program

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

  • 10-004 Guidance on implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage requirements for Energy Efficiency Conservation Block recipients under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Revised April 12, 2010.

  • 10-005A Guidance on Davis-Bacon Act Requirements for Recovery Act-Funded Rebate, Grant and Financing Programs for Individual Homeowners Conducted Under the State Energy Program, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program and Appliance Rebate Program. Revised April 7, 2010

  • 10-012 Guidance on Davis-Bacon Act Wage Rates for ARRA-Funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Projects Including Residential Weatherization Work. Effective May 6, 2010.

 

Draft Sample Collection Instrument

Davis-Bacon Semi-annual Labor Compliance Report
OMB Control Number 1910-New