Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Davis Bacon Labor Standards for ARRA DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

TDHCA administers several significant programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). One of those programs, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), uses funds from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). WAP helps low-income households control their energy costs through education and installation of energy efficiency home improvements. The program goal is to reduce the energy cost burden of low income households through energy efficiency.

The use of ARRA funds in the Weatherization program requires compliance with the Davis Bacon Act and Related Laws (DBRA).  Under DBRA employers must pay prevailing wages to trades and laborers who work on houses funded by ARRA.  United States Department of Labor publishes the General Wage Determination, which dictates prevailing hourly wages for workers by States and Counties.  The General Wage Determination for the state of Texas is S2009TX001, Effective date 12/11/2009.

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The Program Services Division Davis-Bacon staff provides technical assistance regarding federal and state labor standards requirements. Send an email to a labor standards staff member directly.