740-695-1075 Belmont County - St. Clairsville, Ohio

Prevention, Retention, & Contingency Plan (PRC)

Ohio’s Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) Program
The Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program is a critical tool for Ohio
counties to provide benefits and services needed to overcome immediate barriers to help families become and stay self-supporting. The PRC program provides for nonrecurring, short-term, crisis-oriented benefits and ongoing services that are directly related to one of the four purposes of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The services and benefits provided under the PRC program fall into three categories:

Prevention services: designed to divert families from ongoing cash assistance by
providing short term non-assistance.

Retention services: provided to assist an employed member of the family in maintaining

Contingency services: provided to meet an emergent need which, if not met, threatens the safety, health or well-being of one or more family members.

The county agency provides these benefits and services in accordance with their
statement of policies for their PRC program (i.e., PRC Plan).

To review Belmont County’s PRC plan, follow the link below.    
Belmont County PRC Plan and Forms | Job and Family Services (ohio.gov)


Belmont County PRC Forms

  1. Belmont County PRC Form (Word, fillable)
  2. Belmont County PRC Form (PDF)