Local Help with Paying Bills and Making Ends Meet
Local Help with Putting Food on the Table
Help from the State
Unemployment Benefits for Self-employed People The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program provides unemploment benefits to people who are self-employed. Learn more about the program. See if you are eligible to receive benefits. Click HERE to apply.
Maine Food Assistance Programs including the Maine Food Supplement Program (also known as SNAP and formerly known as Food Stamps), Women, Infants, and Children Special Nutrition Assistance Program (WIC), and Maine Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF.) See My Maine Connection to check your eligibility and to apply.
Rent Relief for Mainers The MaineHousing COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. The program is designed to provide a one time bridge payment of up to $500, until the federal relief funds get to the individuals who need them. Learn more and APPLY HERE.