Financial Assistance

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:

  • Gas vouchers and bus passes for those who are working or have a job offer
  • 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
Call Center Hours: Monday‑Friday
8:30am‑11:30am & 12:30pm‑3:30pm

Ohio Means Jobs | Richland County Department of Jobs and Family Services

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