What is the Subsidized Employment Program (SEP)?
Individuals placed with an employer through SEP will receive a wage. The employer who trains eligible job seekers will qualify to receive reimbursement of 75% for up to 4 months or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first. This subsidy can be used for wages and/or to offset the cost of uniforms, tools, supplies, and necessary licenses and certifications. It should be noted that this is not direct hire employment. The job seeker will not be an employee of the employer and can be released (not fired) at the end of the training.
Who is Eligible?
Both Profit and Not for Profit Employers may be eligible for training job seekers who meet the eligibility requirements. It should be noted that eligibility will be determined by the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services through the Prevention, Retention, Contingency Program process. Basic eligibility includes the following:
Assistance Group Composition
There must be a minor child in the home or the applicant must be a pregnant woman with no other minor children or the applicant must be a non-custodial parent and the non-custodial parent and/or the child reside in Seneca County.
In order to qualify, the assistance group’s gross income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level for hat particular household size. Income must be verified for the 30 days prior to the date of application.
How do I Apply?
1) Obtain & Complete an Application
You may print an application.
At the time you apply, you may also register to vote by also completing this Ohio voter registration form.
Or, You may call our office at 419-447-5011 or 800-825-5011 to have an application mailed to you.
Or, you may come to our office and pick up an application. Click here for our hours and location.
A case worker at our office can help you if you are having problems getting needed information.
2) Return the completed, signed Application
By Mail to:
Seneca County DJFS
900 E CR 20
Tiffin, OH 44883
By Fax to: 419-447-5345
Or come to our office. Click here for our hours and location. You may also place your application in our drop-box next to the main entrance (at the back of the building), after hours.
It is important that you mail, fax, or deliver your application to our office as soon as possible as it could affect the effective date that you may be eligible to receive benefits.
If additional documentation is needed, a checklist will be mailed to you.
Applicants will be notified by mail of their approval or denial.
A PRC application will be denied after 30 days if all requested verification’s are not received. The completion of the application process starts with the receipt and or verification of all requested documents.
Are you a business interested in the Subsidized Employment Program?
Carol Kern, Business Services Consultant