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 for other PRC Resources:
Click one of the following links to download a printable Application – Word Document  |  PDF
or apply online by visiting the following link – PRC Online Application

How to Apply for the PRC Back-to-School Shoe Program:
Click one of the following links to download a printable Application – Word Document  |  PDF
or apply online by visiting the following link – PRC Shoe Program Online Application

Please complete the online application(s) process above, or submit your signed application to our office at:
900 E. County Road 20, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Fax: 419-447-5345
Email: prc@senecadjfs.org

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. 2417

  • 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, Water & Sewer, 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: $2,500
  • Chapter 4: Subsidized Employment Program (SEP)
    Subsidized Employment Program (SEP):  Now includes Tiffin City School students enrolled/placed at a work site through their BRAG program.
  • Chapter 5: 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: $2,000
  • Chapter 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9:  WrapAround Services / Service Coordination and Youth Mentoring / Afterschool Program
    This chapter now includes funding to help SMYL with operating costs for TANF eligible youth enrolled in their mentoring program and Afterschool Program.
  • Chapter 10:  Kinship Caregiver Program
    Provides assistance with childcare expenses for individuals meeting the ORC 5101.85 definition of “Kinship Caregiver” caring for a child in place of the child’s parents. Additional supportive services and/or Kinship Incentive Payments may also be available through a referral from the Protective Services Division.
  • Chapter 11: Back-to-School Shoe Program
    Provide assistance to families toward the purchase of shoes for students attending Kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2024-2025 school year.

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. 2417

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. 2417.
You can also send any general questions or concerns via email to prc@senecadjfs.org
Information on other services and programs available through our agency may also be obtained from the ODJFS Program Enrollment & Benefit Information Guide.