Staff is available to assist you with utilizing any of the above services for your employment and training needs.
When engaged in the job search process, MCJFS may provide readiness expenses including: grooming, daycare application fees, GED testing fees, interview and job search clothing, prior testing required by potential employer (but not paid for by employer), transportation for job search and assistance with job search. Assistance is available to qualified individuals for up to $500 per AG per year.
Verification of current & substantial (20 hours a week) employment required.
An eligible person may receive assistance with vehicle insurance, vehicle payments, driver’s license reinstatement fees*(* fees limited to one time only and shall not include fees due to OVI or traffic fatalities or equivalent) up to $400 per year.
Fuel & Travel Expense
To and From Employment: If the applicant does not have any access to transportation the following service MAY be available: For the first 2 week time period (may be adjusted by PRC caseworker due to special circumstances, ie. Training schedule), transportation may be provided by a MCJFS employee. Once the 2 week transport is exhausted, participant may be issued an additional $50 in gas vouchers for the remaining 2 weeks of the 30 days of eligibility (limited to 2 occurrence per year)
Continuing assistance is available for fuel expenditures in the form of vouchers up to $100 per month, with a limit of $600 per year. Every 30 days, the applicant must submit current income for last 30 days to remain eligible for this continuing assistance.
Assistance is available to qualified persons for vehicle repairs up to $3000 for one 36 month time period provided the vehicle is the only available vehicle in the household. Requests for vehicle repair shall be limited to the lowest of 2 quotes of a business registered to perform vehicle repair with the Secretary of State and have a sales tax reporting number from the county auditor. Two quotes may not be required if towing/diagnostic testing is required. Vehicle repair excludes motorcycles.
Assistance is also available for safety related and required shoes, uniforms and equipment necessary for employment up to $250 per year.
If you feel you may qualify for services or if you have questions regarding Mercer County’s PRC Program, please contact: