Prevention, Retention and Contingency

Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) is a program designed to assist low income families in overcoming immediate barriers to achieving or maintaining economic self – sufficiency, thereby preventing the need for ongoing public assistance.

COVID-19 Disaster Response – Assistance for families who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Family must have a minor child in the household.

  • One-time payment to help families prepare for self-quarantine and social distancing

  • $300 payment per family with income under the 200% Federal Poverty Level

  • Complete the application **COVID-19 PRC APPLICATION** and email to OR

  • You can call 330-424-1471, option 3 for PRC to apply. 

Who is eligible for PRC services?

A unit for the purpose of determining eligibility for the PRC Program is defined as:

  • Needy families with minor children
  • Individuals that are pregnant 
  • Non-Custodial Parties, residing in Columbiana County, who have a legal obligation to pay child support to a child that resides in another home in Columbiana County.

Some types of services that are offered.

  • Utilities with disconnection
  • Purchase of bulk fuel for heating
  • First month rent/deposit to move from unsubsidized to subsidized housing
  • Job preparation services
  • Gasoline vouchers
  • Diversion benefits
  • Lice kits

Download the List of Services and Benefits

Download the PRC Application

Download the Columbiana County PRC Plan

Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services

7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 2
Lisbon, OH 44432