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Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC)

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Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC)

The PRC program, also part of TANF, was established in Ohio to help families overcome immediate barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency. The program:

  • Prevents families from having to apply for cash assistance when a crisis arises.
  • Helps families retain employment by enhancing job skills, overcoming barriers and providing short-term assistance or wage supplementation if necessary.
  • Helps families with one-time problems that could, if left unattended, result in families needing long term public assistance.
  • Helps families on cash assistance to become self-sufficient.

The PRC program is administered by county Departments of Job and Family Services. Examples of short-term help include: temporary cash assistance; housing, rent and utility assistance; transportation assistance; wage subsidy; education and training programs; counseling and other services available to unemployed families.

To apply for child support or PRC programs, contact your Department of Job and Family Services.

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