General Assistance

General Assistance is a program that provides assistance for basic needs for eligible applicants who can not provide for themselves and their families. General Assistance provides “a specific amount and type of aid for defined needs during a limited period of time and is not intended to be a continuing “grant-in-aid” or “categorical” welfare program” (4301(5)).

Whoever knowingly and willfully makes any false representation of a material fact to the overseer of any municipality or to the department or its agents for the purpose of causing that or any other person to be granted assistance by the municipality or by the State is ineligible for assistance for a period of 120 days and is guilty of a Class E crime. (4315)

Residents of the town who are having difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, utilities (electricity and heating fuel), and food may request a General Assistance

Application at the Guilford Town Office during the following hours:

Tuesday by appointment

Food Pantry

Additional Food Assistance available at Guilford Economic Partnership Food Pantry located at 84 Elm Street in Guilford.  Open the second and fourth Friday of the month. This is not income based.

Helpful Links

Maine Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Food Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Career Center