Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program

Prevention, Retention and Contingency Benefits

All voucher services are contingent upon availability of funding.
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The PRC Program is designed to provide benefits and services to needy families and low income employed families to help move out of poverty and become self-sufficient. PRC support is short term and is not intended to meet ongoing needs. If eligible for PRC benefits, a voucher is issued for the service.

Who is eligible for PRC?

Families must have a minor child in the home, reside in Lucas County and meet the income guidelines. Pregnant women in their third trimester without other minor children are also eligible. Some PRC services are also available to non-custodial parents of a minor child who live in Lucas County but in a separate household from the child.

What are the income limits?

The Family’s gross income must be under 200% of the Federal Poverty Limits.
A Family does not need to be receiving other benefits from Lucas County Department of Job & Family Services to apply or be eligible for PRC services.

What types of assistance is available?

  • Employment Materials (Applicant must be employed 20 hours per week)
    • License and testing fees
    • Tools- Equipment
    • Uniforms for work
  • Car Repairs (Applicant must be employed 20 hours per week)
  • GED Incentive- One time payment of $150.00 for completion of GED.
All of these categories have different requirements and verifications needed to complete the application process. A PRC application will need to be completed stating the need and assistance requested. If you have more specific questions on how to apply for the PRC program, contact (419) 213-8800.


Application for Prevention, Retention and Contingency Benefits  

To view the income guidelines:
Cash and SNAP Assistance Standards Help Sheet