Summit County NEXT Program

Workforce Development

Assisting in Self-Sufficiency 

Summit County NEXT is for individuals who experience a reduction in public assistance benefits due to an increase of income, commonly known as the “benefits cliff.”

This program offers retention and support services, including incentives to assist you on your path to stability.


Personal Success Planning: NEXT will provide outreach, engagement, job coaching and retention services. Additionally, NEXT will help remove obstacles to success. 

Financial Wellness: Partners will provide household budgeting, financial planning, and debt removal to maintain and advance employment and self-sufficiency. 

Cash Incentives: Participant can earn up to $4,000 if all employment and performance benchmarks are achieved. 

Work Supportive Services: Participants may directly access car repairs, work supports, rental and utility assistance, and other PRC work supportive services to maintain employment. 

Program qualifications and restrictions apply. Participation is necessary to be eligible for Summit County NEXT benefits and incentives.