General Assistance

 Please call the Town Office for an appointment.

The General Assistance Program provides Minot residents with assistance for basic needs such as rent, food, non-food, medication, fuel, utilities, and other essential services. All assistance is granted in voucher form and no cash assistance is granted. Financial eligibility specialists work actively with applicants to ensure that appropriate in-house and outside community referrals are made to other support services. All consultations and applications are confidential. 


The municipality of Minot 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 Town Office, located at 329 Woodman Hill Road, the following schedule:

Monday-Wednesday: 8am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 1pm

In an emergency, applicants may contact Danielle Loring, GA Administrator, at 207-754-1297.


The municipality’s General Assistance administrator must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving an application. The Department of Health & Human Services toll-free telephone number, to call with a question regarding the General Assistance Program, is 1-800-442-6003.



Click here for general eligibility requirements.