- Texas Historical Commission Guidance
- ARRA Special Provisions (NEPA, Davis-Bacon Act, Buy American Act, Procurement Procedures)
- Steps to Prepare for SECO Stimulus Funding
- Reimbursement Procedures
- ARRA Recipient Affidavit
For further guidance on whether a project requires State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) review by the Texas Historical Commission (THC), please refer to the following consultation list.
>> THC Consultation List (PDF, 39KB)
If your project falls in "Category B," the following Memorandum from the Texas Historical Commission includes contact information and guidance about next steps.
>> THC Memorandum: Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (PDF, 88KB)
SECO Stimulus has outlined federal contract requirements for the following:
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program Guidance (PDF, 172KB)
- Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)
- NEW! Department of Labor Davis-Bacon WH-1321 Poster - Per the U.S. Department of Labor, Davis-Bacon requires that the notice entitled, "Employee's Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act," be posted at all Davis-Bacon Act applicable worksites.
- Desk Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act (PDF, 164KB) - DOE outlines prevailing wage requirements for contractors on federal contracts and DBA-covered federally financed or assisted construction projects.
- Department of Labor Payroll Form, WH347 (PDF, 316KB) - Required form needed to document payroll information for sub-recipients and their consultants, contractors and vendors.
- Davis-Bacon and Related Acts: State Energy Program (SEP)
- Davis-Bacon and Related Acts: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG)
- Buy American Act
- Procurement Guidelines for Cities, Counties and Independent School Districts (PDF, 74KB)
For additional information, see:
>> Compliance with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Provisions (PDF, 68KB)
In anticipation of funds being awarded, the following are preliminary steps that governmental entities can take in preparation of receiving funds.
>> Steps to Prepare for SECO Stimulus Funding
As entities are awarded funds, there will be a procedure to follow in order to receive expense reimbursement for goods and services provided. The following is a step by step guide on how to submit and receive reimbursement for qualifying expenses.
>> Reimbursement Procedures
As all governmental entities are aware, the funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) require an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability both at the federal and state levels.
To help ensure that recipients and sub-recipients of these funds comply with relevant federal law, state law, rules, regulations, and guidance, the Comptroller’s office is requiring every recipient of ARRA funds flowing through the State Energy Conservation Office to sign an affidavit in addition to the required contract and federal assurances. The agency is also calling on recipients and sub-recipients to use the affidavit with respect to each and every sub-recipient with whom they contract using funds made available under ARRA.
The affidavit makes clear that false or misleading statements provided by a recipient in connection with these funds or any misappropriation of these funds will not only be treated as a violation of the award agreement resulting in the withholding of funds, debarment, or award termination or suspension, but may also result in civil or criminal penalties, including the possibility of substantial fines and jail time.
>> American Recovery & Reinvestment Act - Recipient Affidavit (PDF, 55KB)