Financial Assistance

Special Notice Regarding Financial Assistance Services - PRC & COVID-19

In an effort to protect individuals and OhioMeansJobs Center staff, all PRC walk-in appointments are suspended until further notice.  However, applicants may still apply for PRC benefits.  Applicants may complete an application and submit the application and copies of four consecutive paystubs if paid weekly or two consecutive paystubs if paid bi-weekly; copies of Social Security cards for all members of the household; a 3-day eviction notice for rent assistance; a foreclosure letter for mortgage assistance; a utility disconnect notice for assistance with utilities; and a copy of a valid driver’s license, proof of current car insurance and proof of current vehicle registration, if requesting assistance with car repairs.  If an applicant is currently unemployed due to COVID-19, the applicant must have an employer letter indicating a return to work date (or reference to return to work such as “until further notice”).  If the applicant was unemployed with no return to work date, he/she may be eligible for a one-time COVID-19 Supportive Service Payment (view the COVID-19 information on our website). 

The application and required documents may be submitted by mail to Richland County Job and Family Services, 171 Park Avenue E, Mansfield OH 44902; by e-mail to Richland-Documents@jfs.ohio.gov; by fax to 419-774-5380; or to the RCJFS drop-box located at 171 Park Avenue E.

 

COVID-19 Supportive Service Payment Program

Families with minor children, or pregnant individuals, impacted by COVID-19 may apply for non-recurring, one-time benefit assistance for rent/mortgage and utility payments.  An eligible applicant must be a parent with a minor child (legal guardian and minor child), or a pregnant individual, whose income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and who has been unemployed as a result of COVID-19 (employer closed facility; employer reduced staff until further notice; ineligible for unemployment/employer not covered; self-employed impacted by virus).

Applicants may complete an application and submit the application and a copy of a COVID-19 Letter provided by the employer; copies of Social Security cards for all members of the household; a rent statement/mortgage statement; and current utility bill by mail to Richland County Job and Family Services, 171 Park Avenue E, Mansfield OH 44902; by e-mail to Richland-Documents@jfs.ohio.gov; by fax to 419-774-5380; or to the RCJFS drop-box located at 171 Park Avenue E.  Applicants will be contacted by an Employment Services Counselor to complete an interview over the phone. 

Click Here for an enterable PDF -> COVID-19 Supportive Service Application

Prevention, Retention and Contingency Funds

The Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC) program helps families residing in Richland County overcome immediate employment-related barriers. The goal is to help families achieve or maintain self-sufficiency.

The goal of the program is to lessen the need for ongoing public assistance by helping families maintain employment.

The PRC program can help provide:

  • Uniforms, tools and other hardware needed for individuals to obtain or keep a job
  • Uniforms, books, equipment and other school-related requests for both youth and adults

The PRC program is not a cash payment and not ongoing support. To learn more about cash assistance, visit the cash assistance page.

 

Do I Qualify?

To be considered for the PRC program applicants must be 18 years old or older, have at least one dependent child under 18 in the household (19 if the child has not graduated high school) and meet income requirements.

In addition, the individual applying for assistance must either be gainfully employed or have an employment offer that can be secured with PRC assistance.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit OhioMeansJobs - Richland County to complete a Prevention, Retention, and Contingency Program Application.

Applications are taken:

  • Monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Richland County Job & Family Services
183 Park Ave. East
Mansfield, OH 44902

Phone: 419-774-5400 
Fax: 419-774-0051
Hours of Operation: Monday‑Friday
8:00am‑4:00pm
Call Center Hours: Monday‑Friday
8:00am - 3:30pm

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