Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program

Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program

The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program helps Clinton County Families in overcoming immediate barriers to achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, and improving overall economic circumstances and dependence on government benefits. These services are non-recurrent, short-term benefits that are intended to deal with a specific crisis or episode of need and are not intended to meet recurrent and/or long-term needs.

Benefits and services provided under the PRC program fall into three categories:

Prevention: Designed to divert families from ongoing cash assistance by providing short-term, non-assistance  to help promote and achieve self-sufficiency by assisting through a presenting crisis.

Retention: Provided to assist an employed member of the family maintaining employment.

Contingency: Provided to meet and emergent need which, if not met, threatens the safety, health, or wellbeing of one or more family members. 

Program Eligibility

  • PRC applicants must be 18 years of age.
  • Assistance group must contain:
  • A minor child (has not attained 18 years of age; or has not attained 19 years of age and is a full-time student in secondary school or;
  • A pregnant individual or;
  • A non-custodial parent of a minor child that lives in the state, but does not reside with his/her minor children and is cooperating with child support.
  • Gross income below 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Is a United States Citizen or a qualified alien with a calid social security number
  • Resides in Clinton County

Available Assistance:

  • Work Clothing/Uniforms
  • Work Related Equipment and Tools
  • Transportation Assistance (Fuel Cards/Cab Services/Auto Insurance)
  • Testing fees to maintain current qualifications and certifications
  • New Employment Bonuses
  • Employment Retention Bonuses
  • Rent/Mortgage Assistance
  • Shelter Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

Detailed information about the Clinton County Job and Family Services PRC Plan can be found here : 

Clinton County PRC Plan

How to Apply?

Applications for the PRC Program can be found here: 

Emergent Need: CCJFS 6001-A - PRC Application Request for Assistance with an Emergent Need

Work Support: CCJFS 6001-B - PRC Application Request for Assistance with Work Supports

Completed Applications can be submitted in person during normal business hours M-F 7:30AM-4:30PM, or using the drop box if submitting after hours.

Fax: 937-382-7039


Individuals eligible for, receiving services from or benefiting from programs funded by or through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) are protected by various laws, regulations, rules, and policies against unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, political affiliation (food stamps only), age, sex, citizenship/ participant status (WIOA Programs only) and national origin. If you believe that you have been denied or delayed services for which you are eligible because of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, political affiliation (food stamps only), disability or age, you must file your complaint within six months of the date on which the incident or treatment happened. You may call the Bureau of Civil Rights to submit your complaint, or you may submit your complaint in writing. If the complaint is submitted by telephone you can call (614) 644-2703 or Toll Free 1-866-227-6353.

General Information
Child Protection Unit
Child Support Enforcement Agency
OhioMeansJobs: Clinton County’s Employment and Training Center
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
1025 S. South Street

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:30pm