PRC and SNAP Benefits
The Prevention, Retention, and Contingency program was established in Ohio to help families overcome immediate barriers to employment so they can achieve or maintain self-sufficiency. It can provide benefits to eligible low-income families who need help with services such as vehicle repair, gas assistance, utility or rent payments and more. Available benefits and eligibility criteria will vary by county based on need.
Reduction in the Number of Days Between SNAP Issuances (one time)
As a result of the Federal Government shutdown, February SNAP benefits were issued early (on 1/16/19) to ensure that recipients received their benefits.
Ohio is now adjusting the March benefit issuance schedule. Eligible SNAP families will receive 50% (one half) of their March benefits on February 22, 2019. The balance of the benefits will be issued on the normal March issuance date.
For more information on either the PRC program or SNAP issuance, please contact your local Job & Family Services office.