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Friends of the North Country, Inc. is continuously seeking eligible General Contractors interested in working on publicly-funded programs in Clinton, Franklin and Essex Counties.

Friends regularly applies for housing rehabilitation grant programs; we currently have active grant programs producing work, which is bid out to our pool of contractors.

The majority of projects are owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, and are funded through various grant sources.

Minority and Women Owned businesses are encouraged to participate, as well as Section 3 contractors as defined by US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All participating contractors are encouraged to hire low- and very-low income trainees for these projects.


Housing Rehabilitation work often includes: roofing, siding, replacement windows and doors, plumbing, electrical, foundation work, interior finish work, kitchens and bathrooms, accessible ramps, and more.

Projects that entail lead-based paint hazard reduction, are bid to contractors that are certified for such work.

To become listed on the eligible contractor roster, you must:

  • Fill out a Contractor Application

  • Sign Affirmative Action Agreement

  • Provide 3 references

  • Provide proof of at least $1,000,000 in commercial general liability insurance coverage

  *  Contractors must carry Worker's Compensation and NYS Disability for all employees

  *  For lead-based paint certified contractors, provide proof of Certification 


Provide the above noted documents to:


Friends of the North Country

1387 Hardscrabble Road

Cadyville, NY 12918

For further information, or if you have questions which are not answered by How it Works, please contact Friends of the North Country at (518) 293-5045 or email us at

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