Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act

June 5, 2019

Are you planning a construction or renovation project for your Head Start program?

The Davis-Bacon Act is a law that, among other things, applies to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally-funded or federally-assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. 

These prevailing wage requirements apply to Head Start construction and renovation projects because the Head Start Act incorporates those requirements from the Davis-Bacon Act into the Head Start Act. As a result, Head Start programs must ensure that all laborers are paid “locally prevailing wages” (as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor), even for smaller projects.

When most people hear “construction and renovation projects,” they envision complicated, high-cost undertakings. However, requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act apply to even minor projects, like $2,000 for re-painting a facility.

In this webinar, we'll provide an overview of the Davis-Bacon Act and discuss the answers to common questions like:

  • What are the relevant Davis-Bacon Act requirements for Head Start programs?
  • What do you need to know about laborers and mechanics, payroll certifications, and required contract clauses?
  • How do I figure out what the locally prevailing wage is in my area?
  • How do you stay in compliance with Davis-Bacon Act requirements?
  • What are the consequences of non-compliance?
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Target Audience

  • Facility Managers
  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Senior management and staff
  • But all are welcome!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand what the Davis-Bacon Act is and which requirements apply to Head Start programs
  • Determine the prevailing wage for your location
  • Identify strategies to maintain compliance with Davis-Bacon Act requirements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
04/18/2019
Course expires: 
07/05/2019
Event starts: 
06/05/2019 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
06/05/2019 - 2:30pm
Cost:
$225.00

NICOLE BACON

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/18/2019
Course expires: 
07/05/2019

Price

Cost:
$225.00
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