Food Supplement Program
- Maine Food Supplement Program Certification Manual (Word)
- General Application for MaineCare & Food Supplement Program (PDF)
The Food Supplement program (also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: Program.Intake@USDA.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Food Supplement Waiver for ABAWD
In response to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Federal Government and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily waiving work requirements for Food Supplement recipients who are Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD). The Department recognizes that it will be difficult for many Mainers who require food assistance to meet the federal work requirements at this time. Those who need assistance are encouraged to apply for Food Supplement benefits even if they have been denied in the past for not meeting the program work requirements.