NEW INCENTIVE FOR CONTRACTORS IN PIKE COUNTY Qualified Contractors Can Receive up to $500 for Training

Pike County has announced a new training incentive for contractors. Approved construction firms that submit their qualifications to Pike County for housing rehabilitation projects will be eligible for up to $500 toward the cost of lead certification training. More information is available at or by contacting Kayla Orben, Assistant Executive Director for Community Services, at (570) 952-6485 or

The county expects to rehabilitate at least 10 homes in 2022. The value of these contracts will exceed $225,000. These projects will be financed by a grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, under the administration of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development. Pike County has spent more than $1.65 million on housing rehabilitation projects since 2010.

Qualified contractors will be invited to submit bids for housing rehabilitation projects. To qualify for the incentive, contractors must be licensed as a home improvement contractor with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, have at least three years of experience doing residential rehabilitation, and meet other eligibility criteria. Pike County will pay up to $500 toward the cost of completing an 8-hour, accredited EPA-approved Lead Renovator Certificate Course – either initial or refresher – after construction firms’ qualifications have been received and approved. This incentive is limited to the first 30 respondents. Contractors that benefit from this incentive agree to respond to bid requests from the county.