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General Assistance

Each City and Town in Maine has a general assistance program available to help eligible residents with meeting their basic needs during difficult financial times.

Please be advised that there are many other programs available to help individuals and families in times of need. Such programs include TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) if you have minor children; Food Stamps for groceries, Maine Care for medical, Li-Heap for heating assistance, whether it be oil, propane, firewood, or electric, and Section 8 for subsidized housing. 

For State Services Click here: 


DHHS Programs and Services  

Maine Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  


For a Town General Assistance Application, click here:  

General Assistance Application

Income Maximum Guidelines to Apply for General Assistance