Advancing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Recipients HOME and CDBG grants are encouraged to integrate renewable energy generation and energy efficiency measures in their projects. These measures helps reduce energy costs, which can facilitate improved operations and maintenance, and HUD released a toolkit to help grantees integrate renewable energies into their project
HUD and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a goal of generating 300 MW of energy through renewables for low-and-moderate income housing by 2020, and broadening the goal to include community and shared solar installations. More information on HUD’s Renew 300 initiative can be found online here.
HUD also released a toolkit to help HOME and CDBG grantees integrate renewable energies into their projects that can be found on HUD’s website here.
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations
The Community Development Division provides weekly updates on Davis Bacon Wage Rate (DBWR) Determination modifications for Montana. Following are the links to the Current, Advance Notice, and Archived State of Montana General Decision County Index for Davis-Bacon (Link).
Davis-Bacon Act Wage Determinations Due to be Revised (Link)
Archived Davis-Bacon Act Wage Determinations (Link)
Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) Frequently Asked Questions (Link)
Department of Labor's Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Overview (Link)
Federal Labor Standards Requirements in Housing and Urban Development Programs (Link)
HUD Labor Standards and Enforcement OLR Library (Link)
U.S. Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Resource Book 2009 (PDF)
HUD Federal Labor Standards Provision Form 2010 (PDF)
Making Davis-Bacon Work: A Contractor's Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements for Federally-Assisted Construction Projects (PDF)