Marion County

Job & Family Services


363 West Fairground Street

Marion, OH 43302-1759


(740) 387-8560   /   (740) 387-2175 Fax


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Please Remember                Marion County Job & Family Services, Child Support, and OhioMeansJobs - Marion County, including the Resource Room, will be closed on Monday, February 16th, in observance of Presidents' Day

Our hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please check our Agency Calendar for closure dates and other information.



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FirstEnergy Fuel Fund Grant Program

Beginning February 3, 2015, Marion County Job & Family Services has started accepting applications for the FirstEnergy Fuel Fund Grant Program.

These funds are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.  Applicants must be a customer of Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison Company, or Toledo Edison Company.  Only applications with all required documentation will be accepted.  They will be date stamped and processed in the order they are received. 

Applicants can be seen at OhioMeansJobs - Marion County, 622 Leader Street, every Tuesday:  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis.  We will also assist applicants whose service is off on an as needed basis Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General Guidelines

Individuals, couples and families are all eligible. No specific county of residence requirement.

The income ceiling for this program is 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (200% chart below).

The maximum amount available toward past due balance is $300.00.

The Ohio Fuel Fund grant can be awarded once per rolling 12 month period.

For an application, please click here:  FirstEnergy Fuel Fund Grant Program Application.  Or, applications may be picked up at the OhioMeansJobs - Marion County entrance, mailed, or faxed.  Please feel free to call (740) 386-1080 for assistance.

Verifications Needed With The Application

1.  Proof of ID for the applicant:  (Applicant should be the First Energy account holder or Rate Payer) Drivers License, Photo ID Card, or Passport;  and a Social Security card.


2.  Proof of income for everyone in the home:  Past 4 weeks of current pays, unemployment, child support, social security, and any other income.  If no income, an affidavit must be completed (we will provide the affidavit).


3.  Ohio Edison electric bill:   Termination Notice or most recent bill (must show past-due balance).


4.  Applicants must have made a sincere effort of payment in

the last 90 days (there is no minimum payment amount).


5.  Verification the applicant has applied for HEAP/EHEAP

(when applicable). Do not let this requirement stop you from



Any questions, please call:  (740) 386-1080, for assistance.


       FirstEnergy Fuel Fund Grant Program Application


          2015 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines 200% Income Table

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Website & Call Center Options

Customers of Marion County Job & Family Services who need information about their case or need to complete their applications for benefits are able to obtain a quicker response by way of a toll free call center which is a partnership between seven counties and the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.

Customers can apply for Ohio Works First, Food Assistance, and some Medicaid programs online, wherever they can access the internet.  Changes to individual case information may also be made online.

Just go to and click on either "Am I Eligible?", "Apply for Benefits", "Application Status", or "My Case".  The site is quick, easy, and secure.

Individuals who submit an application will then call 1-855-275-3537 (1-855-ASK-DJFS) to be interviewed or to speak to a customer service agent about their case.  It is preferred that applications be submitted directly via the website but can also be submitted by fax to (740) 387-2175 or mailed to Marion County JFS, 363 West Fairground Street, Marion, OH 43302-1759.

For Child Support, please continue to call (740) 387-6688, and for OhioMeansJobs - Marion County, including the Resource Room, please continue to call (740) 382-0076.




If You Receive Food Assistance,

Please Read This Important Information


Currently Food Assistance in Marion County loads on your Ohio Direction Card during one of the first 5 days of the month, as determined by your case number.  

Effective April 2014, Food Assistance in Ohio, including Marion County, will load on your card during one of the first 20 days of the month, as determined by your case number. This change will be staggered and is further explained within this flyer:  Food Assistance Issuance Changes



Are You Eligible For Medicaid?

Just go to Benefits.Ohio.Gov to find out.


To Find Out More About Benefits.Ohio.Gov


Go to Benefits.Ohio.Gov/Training.



Mission Statement

In partnership with the community, we provide services that support adults, children, families and the  elderly, and promote workforce development  contributing to skilled, healthy individuals, and a  stronger community.


Non-Discrimination Statement

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or political beliefs. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD.) The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


This is the official website of Marion County Job & Family Services.  For issues or questions regarding the website, please contact us by e-mail: MarionCounty@JFS.Ohio.Gov

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