The Town of Falmouth has a General Assistance program for people in need. This program provides confidential financial assistance to residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs for housing, utilities and food. The program is funded by local property taxes with 50% reimbursement from the state.
If you are having difficulty meeting basic needs such as housing, utilities (electricity and heating fuel), and food, the town of Falmouth is required to take your application for General Assistance. Applications will be taken at the Town Hall on Thursdays from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Please call Valerie Fitzgerald at 207-699-5344 to schedule an appointment.
The Town is required to have someone available 24 hours a day to take applications in case of a life threatening situation. If this is an EMERGENCY and the office is closed, please call 807-2055.
The Town must issue a written decision regarding eligibility to all applicants within 24 hours of receiving a signed application with proper documentation.
If the Town of Falmouth refuses to take your application, or if you disagree with a decision that was made or have questions, you can call the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Their toll free number is 1-800-442-6003. This phone is answered Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you call after 5:00 P.M., please leave a message with a phone number. You will be contacted on the next business day.
Falmouth has an ordinance describing the rules for our General Assistance program.
You can also see a copy of the State’s General Assistance law at the Town Clerk’s office, or online at http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/22/title22ch1161sec0.html
This notice is posted pursuant to Maine law at: Title 22 MRSA §§4304-4305.