What are PRC Services?
The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program, is designed to provide benefits and services to eligible households with at least one minor child to overcome barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.
This Seneca County PRC Program Plan is frequently updated to either expand or reduce services based on community need and available TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) funding.
Click here to view our county’s current PRC Plan.
How to Apply:
Please submit your signed application to our office at:
900 E. County Road 20, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Below is a list of our current PRC services available:
For more details (including specific eligibility requirements) please contact our agency’s PRC Caseworker at 419-447-5011, ext. 417
Chapter 1: Family Strengthening and Preservation Services
Provides temporary Rental/Mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or homelessness. Other Family Strengthening & Prevention Services may be available through a referral from Protective Services division. Benefit Cap: $2,000
Chapter 2: Diversion/Contingency Services
Provides temporary Utility Assistance (Electric, Natural Gas, Propane, or Fuel Oil). Benefit cap: $1,500
Chapter 3: Disaster Services
Provides temporary assistance with home repair or replacement of necessary household items following a disaster such as house fire, flood, etc. Benefit cap: $1,500
Chapter 4: Subsidized Employment Program (SEP)
Provides temporary wage reimbursement to employers willing to hire low-income, PRC eligible Adult participants. Click here for more details.
Chapter 5: Youth Employment Program
Provides employment/training opportunities as well as case management and follow-up services to youth ages 14-24. Click here for more details
Chapter 6: Vehicle Repairs
Provides temporary assistance for working families when facing unexpected vehicle repair costs. Repairs must be completed by a participating vendor. Click here for a list of our current agency approved vendors. Benefit cap: $1,200
Chapter 7: Employment and Training (Employment Readiness) Services
Provides temporary assistance with Training and Employment costs such as uniforms, tools, tuition, books, mileage reimbursement, etc. Click here for more details regarding PRC Training Services as well as other WIOA Training Services Cap determined by type of benefit: Services up to $500, or up to $5,000 for Training.
Chapter 8: Vehicle Fuel Assistance
Provides temporary assistance toward the purchase of vehicle fuel for employment only (travel to/from worksite). Participant must be working at least 20 hours per week. Benefits issued though a Purchase Authorization (voucher) that must be used at agency approved vendor. Benefit cap: $100 per month / per person (Limited to 4 months)
Chapter 9: Employment Retention
Provides temporary incentive payments to participants to maintain continuous full-time employment (32 hours per week). Benefit payments are issued following 30 days ($300), 60 days ($500), and 120 days ($700) of continuous employment. Benefit cap: $1,500 per individual.
Chapter 10: Winter Clothing Program
Provide assistance to families toward the purchase of winter clothing for students attending Kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. Purchase Authorizations (to Walmart or Rural King) will be issued for purchase of winter clothing items such as: Coats, snow pants, gloves/mittens, hats, scarves, thermal tops or bottoms, long-sleeved shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, pants, boots (including hiking boots, western boots, insulated boots, etc.) and socks. Benefit cap: $200 per eligible child. PDF Application Word Application
Who is potentially eligible for these services?
- Seneca County Residents who are:
- A Specified relative with minor child(ren)
- Legal custodian/guardian with minor child(ren)
- Pregnant woman
- An Ohio non-custodial parent if the non-custodial parent and/or the child reside in Seneca County.
- Income Eligible (at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level)
Other Program-Specific eligibility criteria may apply. Please contact our agency’s PRC Caseworker for more details by calling 419-447-5011, ext. 417
Other important details:
Services are limited based upon type of benefit. See PRC plan for full program details and limitations.
Additional verifications/documentation may be needed to process your application. A checklist will be provided to you after review of your application. Many applications are able to be approved or denied within ten (10) business days, however some may take up to thirty (30) days to process. Applicants will be notified by mail of their approval or denial.
For More Information please contact our agency’s PRC Caseworker at 419-447-5011, ext. 417.
Information on other services and programs available through our agency may also be obtained from the ODJFS Program Enrollment & Benefit Information Guide.