By Appointment Only
PROGRAM HOURS FOR APPOINTMENTS:
207-547-3159 Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Assistant General Assistance Administrator: 9:00 AM - NOON
CLICK HERE → General Assistance Application (PDF)
The General Assistance Program provides assistance to Sidney residents for basic necessities during an emergency situation. Basic necessities include, but are not limited to medication, fuel, rent, food, and electricity. The General Assistance Program is administered under the State of Maine’s DHHS guidelines.
The ENTIRE household must provide proof of all sources of income. Applicants must provide proof of identification for themselves and ALL other household members. Social Security number for each household member is required.
General Assistance Program applicants must document expenses incurred to them. Current receipts indicating how income was spent is required during the application process. Receipts for basic necessities are considered allowed expenses. Examples of basic necessities are, but are not limited to, food, rent, electricity, medication, and work related expenses. The applicant must provide a disconnect notice or the entire electricity bill for payment consideration. Electricity bills must be in the applicant’s name.
Items NOT considered Basic Necessities or Eligible Expenses:
For fuel assistance (LIHEAP) inquiries, visit:KVCAP (URL)
►For food, household supplies, and personal supplies contact the Sidney Community Food Cupboard at 207-805-6362. Beginning May 1, 2016, the Food Cupboard will be open the second Wednesday of each month (8:00AM-11:00AM and 1:00PM-3:00PM).