The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA)
DBRA requires payment of prevailing wages on federally funded or assisted construction projects. The Davis-Bacon Act applies to each federal government or District of Columbia contract in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Many federal laws that authorize federal assistance for construction through grants, loans, loan guarantees, and insurance are Davis-Bacon “related Acts.” The “related Acts” include provisions that require Davis-Bacon labor standards apply to most federally assisted construction. Examples of “related Acts” include the Federal-Aid Highway Acts, the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.