Sub-Recipient & Contractor Resources


NAICS is a Self-Assigned System; no one assigns you a NAICS Code. What this means is a company selects the code that best depicts their primary business activity and then uses it when asked for their code. If your Business Activities include more than one Unique Line of Business, you may want to use more than one NAICS Code. You can use our Site to view the Available NAICS Codes, as well as use our Keyword search to guide you to the correct NAICS Codes. If you need assistance determining an appropriate NAICS code for your Business Entity, you can contact the Census Bureau at 1-888-756-2427 or The Census Bureau is the Authority in such matters.

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.

Section 3

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons, especially recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. Any communities or organizations that receive housing and community development assistance in excess of $200,000, and will expend the money for housing rehabilitation, housing construction, or other public construction projects are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in Section 3, if they award contracts and/or subcontracts in excess of $100,000 for the Section 3-covered activity. Any project site(s) that are under common ownership, management, or financing are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in Section 3.

  • Section 3 Contracting/Subcontracting Plan Form (Coming Soon)
  • Section 3 Business Concern Form (Coming Soon)
  • Section 3 Worker / Targeted Worker Form (Coming Soon)