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General Assistance

The Town of Frenchville has a General Assistance program for people in need.

If you need help, your city or town is required to take your application for General Assistance. You MUST fill out an application and provide the required documentation.

Applications will be taken at the Town Office at the following times:

Every Wednesday from 8 am to 3:00 pm

Your city or town is required to have someone available 24 hours a day to take applications in an emergency.

If this is an Emergency and the office is closed, contact David D. Cyr, Town Manager at 207-316-2850.

Your city or town must give you a written decision within 24 hours of receiving your application for General Assistance. If your city or town refuses to take your application, or if you disagree with a decision that was made or have questions, you can call the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Their toll free number is 1-800-442-6003. This phone is answered Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The Town of Frenchville has an ordinance describing the rules for its General Assistance program. You can see a copy at the Town Office. You can also see a copy of the State’s General Assistance law at this same place.

This notice is posted pursuant to Maine Law at Title 22 MRSA Section 4304-4305.

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 Town of Frenchville General Assistance Application, click here:  

General Assistance Application

Income Maximum Guidelines to Apply for General Assistance    

Other Resources not affiliated with the Town of Frenchville: 

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