Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC)

Helping Families Overcome Barriers to Self-Sufficiency


The Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Program helps employed low-income families overcome immediate barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. This Program helps families meet needs required to accept a job offer or retain a job as well as emergency needs that, if not resolved, could threaten the health, safety or well-being of 1 or more household members. Contact 937-327-1872 if you have any questions.

Needs Covered by PRC Funds


Examples of needs covered by PRC funds include:
  • Housing-related expenses
  • Transportation, such as car repairs
  • Work clothing or equipment

PRC Plan


PRC benefits are available throughout Ohio but vary from county to county based on local needs. Each county has a PRC plan that covers services and benefits available and eligibility criteria. Click here for the Clark County PRC Plan (PDF).

Service Availability


Services are available to:
  • Needy families with a minor child
  • Pregnant women
  • A non-custodial parent of a minor child, if the parent is cooperating with Child Support Enforcement