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.

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 Ottawa County, who have a legal obligation to pay child support to a child that resides in another home in Ottawa 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


PRC Application 2024