Sub-Recipient & Contractor Resources

DUNS Number and CAGE Code

Agencies and Businesses (entities) receiving funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) are required to maintain an active DUNS Number and CAGE Code. Please note that obtaining a DUNS Number and CAGE Code are FREE.

  • Entities may apply for a DUNS Number here. Receiving a DUNS Number takes 1–2 business days (under normal circumstances) when using the D&B web form. 
  • After receiving a DUNS Number, entities may apply for a CAGE Code here. Allow up to 10 business days after you submit your registration for it to become active in the System for Award Management (SAM) and an additional 24 hours for that registration information to be available in other government systems. 

Prevailing Wage 

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Davis-Bacon Act and Related Act contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area. The Davis-Bacon Act directs the Department of Labor to determine such locally prevailing wage rates. The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia contracts. The Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage provisions apply to the “Related Acts,” under which federal agencies assist construction projects through grants, loans, loan guarantees, and insurance.

For prime contracts in excess of $100,000, contractors and subcontractors must also, under the provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, as amended, pay laborers and mechanics, including guards and watchmen, at least one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act may also apply to DBA-covered contracts.