Ready, Set, Learn Program

WHAT: This program provides $250.00 for each eligible school age child (K-12) for the purchase of school clothing and supplies only.  Personal items are not approved. 

WHEN: Applications can be submitted to Ashland County DJFS from June 17, 2024, through the close of business on June 28, 2024 (application window).  Applications before or after that period will not be accepted.  This program may be discontinued earlier if funding is exhausted.  Limited to Ashland County residents only.  

WHERE:  Applications must be submitted to ACDJFS in one of the following ways:

1. Mail – Mail the application to Ashland County DJFS, 15 W. 4th Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805
2. Agency Building Drop-Box - Put the application in the drop-box located outside the agency entrance at 15 W. 4th Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805
3. Hand-delivery – Give the application to the first-floor lobby receptionist at Ashland County DJFS.
4. Email – Send an email with “RSL Application” in the subject line with the attached application to
5. Fax – Send the application by fax to Ashland County DJFS at 419-282-5010.

WHAT DO I NEED: Submit a completed application and provide verification of entire household income for the prior 30 days. To be eligible at least one member of the household assistance group must be employed and working a minimum of 20 hours per week (not averaged) in that period. * If, during the 30-day period, a holiday or employment shutdown has occurred, the affected week(s) may be waived for consideration. **

*Up to a 60-day period of work history may be considered to meet the weekly work-requirement.

** If the household assistance group contains only one adult member and that person is receiving SSI, SSD or other documented disability payments, the work-requirement is waived. If the assistance group contains two adults, one must be meeting the work requirement, or both must be receiving documented disability payments to qualify.

Applications will not be approved without all required documentation.

No in-person interview is necessary.

Applications must be signed by the applicant.

WHEN & WHERE DO I SHOP?  Each approved application will be assigned a shopping day in August at Ashland Wal-Mart. Approved applicants will receive notice of approval with shopping details including dates, times, and purchase guidelines. 

Household income must be at or below the 200% federal poverty level:  

Family Size    Gross Monthly Income Standard 

         2                                  $3,407 

         3                                  $4,304

         4                                  $5,200

         5                                  $6,097

         6                                  $6,994

         7                                  $7,890

         8                                  $8,787 

Each additional person   add $897


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Informational Flyer




15 West 4th Street
Ashland, OH 44805

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