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Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

  1. Davis Bacon and Related Acts Overview
  2. Department of Labor Forms
  3. Labor Posters (Required to be posted on all construction job sites fund with EPA/SRF finances)
  4. DBRA Guidance Documents

Davis Bacon and Related Acts Overview

The Davis-Bacon Act, originally enacted in 1931, was put in place to support the hire of skilled local workers and to ensure that any worker involved in a federally-funded public works project is compensated in a fairly and timely manner. The Davis-Bacon Act has since been amended and added to by subsequent acts. The sum of all additions and amendments to the original Davis-Bacon Act is commonly referred to as the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA). On February 17th, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was enacted and included the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts as federal cross-cutting requirement for all SRF financed projects.

Prevailing Wage Rates

Prevailing Wage Rates are broken into labor classifications and are categorized by the type of construction (Building, Heavy, Highway, and Residential). The Department of Labor determines the prevailing wage rates for each County in the State of Vermont.

Department of Labor Forms

Labor Posters (Required to be Posted on the Construction Job Site)

DBRA Guidance Documents

Engineers and Owners


WID Employees