The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is asking for public feedback on its proposed 2022-23 Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Plan.
PRC has existed for 20-plus years and provides for a variety of services to support low-income families. The program is funded with federal and state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant funds and is subject to the eligibility, benefit, and service requirements of that program.
Counties must review and update their PRC plans every two years. Our new PRC Plan is expected to become effective in October 2021. View DRAFT 2022-2023 Franklin County PRC Plan.
With goals to address community needs and responsibly manage within our financial resources, we reviewed our budget, other community resources, current and proposed benefits, and eligibility requirements. Based on that review, Franklin County propose the following key changes for the 2022-23 PRC Plan:
- - A verified pregnancy of any duration would be enough to meet eligibility (the current PRC plan requires that a person be at least six months pregnant).
- - Self-declared statements of no income are now permitted.
- - Due to the pandemic, sustainability can be met by showing that an applicant had 12 months (non-consecutive) of employment and/or unemployment compensation in the last 24 months.
- - Kinship Caregiver Program is continued with a revised Memorandum of Understanding that changes the effective dates and funding amount.
While we welcome all comments from the public, we ask to focus your attention and feedback on the proposed key changes. We will be accepting comments from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2021.
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Please note that emergency assistance programs funded by other federal programs (like PRC Emergency Rental Assistance and PRC Plus) are not part of the PRC Plan.