Prevention, Retention, and Contingency
Ohio's Prevention, Retention, and Contingency program provides work supports and other services to help low-income parents overcome immediate barriers to employment. It is funded through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Those receiving assistance from other public assistance programs-including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) - also may be eligible for PRC service.
PRC services vary between counties based on community needs. Each county has a PRC plan stating the types of services available in that county and the eligibility criteria for them. Applications are currently being taken for the following services:
· Vehicle Repairs
· Utilities (Past Due, Disconnects, Shut-off notices)
· Stove/Refrigerator (Repair or Replace)
· Beds (Need based on emergent, crisis situation or natural disaster - Referral required from community agency - e.g. LCCS, Genesis House, Red Cross, Health Dept)
· Employment-related expenses
· GED incentive payments
· School Fees
Applications can be submitted in the Main Lobby, during normal business hours. No appointments necessary.