Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act: What’s Covered and What’s Not?

February 22, 2023

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

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. For Head Start programs, it is difficult to what is covered and what is excluded from coverage.

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.

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?

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Head Start Training Package holders. For more information on our Head Start Training Package, click here or Contact Us.


Target Audience

  • Facility Managers
  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Senior management and staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the recent proposed changes to the regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act
  • 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: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/22/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/22/2023 - 2:15pm EST


Nicole, a Partner at FTLF, 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]

Participants can earn up to 1.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 5 of the 7 polling questions during the webinar.
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email.

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within two (2) weeks.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Facility Managers, Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, and Senior management and staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to five (5) out of seven (7) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance


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