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Federal Labor Standards

Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) programs that include U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds are subject to federal prevailing wage requirements.  These requirements pertain specifically to the Agency’s Office of Community Development programs that distribute Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) requires all contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal construction contracts or federally assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area. The prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits are determined by the Secretary of Labor for inclusion in covered contracts.