General Assistance Program

State and Local Financial Assistance for Residents
ga notice

Click here to download the General Assistance application.

The municipality of Greene, Maine administers a General Assistance program for the support of the poor. Pursuant to Title 22 M.R.S.A. § 4305, the municipal officers have adopted an ordinance establishing that program. A copy of this ordinance and relevant statutes is available for public inspection at the Town Office.

Persons who wish to apply for General Assistance may do so at the Greene Town Office during the following times:
Monday thru Friday
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

In an emergency or after hours, applicants may contact: Carol Buzzell 207 513-6966

The municipality’s General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application.

The Maine Department of Health & Human Services toll-free number to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Programs is 1-800-442-6003. For details from the Maine DHHS, click here. You may also apply for assistance from the State via MaineCare.

General Assistance helps individuals and families to meet their basic needs. This may include help paying for:

  • Household or personal supplies (toiletries, cleaning supplies)
  • Food
  • Housing (e.g., mortgage, rent, room rent, temporary housing)
  • Fuel & utilities
  • Medical, dental, prescriptions, medical supplies/equipment
  • Burial costs

This notice is posted pursuant to Title 22 M.R.S.A. § 4304-4305.