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Federal Requirements

There are various Federal requirements that apply to projects funded with CDBG-DR funds. Please note this is not a complete list of Federal funding requirements.

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA), ensures that the public can access information on all entities and organizations receiving Federal subawards. As a recipient of Federal grant dollars, New York City reports on the spending of these grant awards by its agencies and sub-grantees.

Reports are available through the web portal.

The following requirements apply to construction projects.


The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts ensure that workers on Federally-funded construction projects with contract values over $2,000 receive a fair wage. It also ensures that local contractors are provided a fair opportunity to compete for Federally-funded government contracts.

To learn more about the City's Davis-Bacon requirements, please view this helpful Factsheet, or visit the US Department of Labor website.


The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act (URA) is a Federal law that provides protection to real-property owners and tenants that are removed from their dwellings, either permanently or temporarily, in relation to a Federally-funded project. The URA is triggered when acquisition, demolition, and/or rehabilitation of real property takes place where Federal financial assistance is used for any part of a project, with few exceptions. The purpose of the URA is to ensure that owners and persons displaced as a direct result of Federal or Federally-assisted projects are treated fairly and uniformly.

Section 3

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 provides economic and employment opportunities to low- and very low-income individuals. Section 3 requires recipients of certain types of HUD funding to ensure that a certain percentage of the job training, employment, and contracting opportunities that arise from the expenditure of the funds benefit low- and very low-income individuals. As a recipient of HUD funding, New York City tracks and reports on how its programs benefit low- and very low-income individuals.