General Assistance

Program Services

The General Assistance program in Maine is administered by each municipality in order to provide immediate help to eligible people who do not have enough money for basic needs. General Assistance provides essential items such as:

  • Food
  • Heating fuel
  • Rent / mortgage

In order to receive assistance, enrolled individuals must follow program rules and meet the eligibility conditions. Please note the General Assistance Administrator will only be able to assist Belfast residents.

General Assistance Notice (PDF)