Below find U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) guidance documents under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for DOE and the State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program for states, local governments, territories, and tribal governments are provided for the following topics:

Buy American

Find guidance documents for Buy American provisions of the 2009 Recovery Act on the DOE Recovery Act website.

Davis-Bacon Act

The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requirements of the 2009 Recovery Act outlined guidance for the Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program, and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant.

For more information on the Davis-Bacon Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division or call the DOL Wage-Hour Toll-Free Information and Helpline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in every time zone: 1-866-4US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243).

Historic Preservation

In 2010, DOE, in coordination with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, developed a prototype Programmatic Agreement to address its historic preservation requirement for the Weatherization Assistance Program, State Energy Program, and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant.

View State Historic Preservation Programmatic Agreements executed by DOE, state historic preservation officers, and state energy offices.

National Environmental Policy Act

These documents outline how recipients of SEP and EECBG funds can comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires federal agencies to consider environmental impacts of their proposed actions.

Recovery Act Monitoring and Reporting

DOE published the following monitoring and reporting guidance documents for states, local governments, weatherization agencies, Indian Tribes, and overseas U.S. territories that received Recovery Act grants. In some cases, DOE combined guidance documents for SEP, EECBG, and the Weatherization Assistance Program.