How Do I Apply?

If you are participating in another DHHS-OFI program, we can start your application over the phone or you may use the MyMaineConnection homepage to submit your HOPE application..

Otherwise, you can apply by:

  1. Completing and signing the HOPE Application. Applications can be found on our Forms & Documents page, in the MyMaineConnection homepage or picked up at your local DHHS office. Or call us and we will mail one to you.
  2. PLEASE REMEMBER to sign your application and include your mailing address! We cannot accept unsigned applications or applications without a mailing address.
  3. Return the application to the HOPE Program by email, fax, or mail. You can also return it to your local DHHS office.


Fax: (207) 287-3455

Department of Health and Human Services
OFI-HOPE Program
11 Statehouse Station
Augusta, ME 04333

We may need certain documents to verify statements you made on your application. The application tells you what types of documents we might need. If you include any of these documents with your application, it will help to speed up the application process. Otherwise, once we receive your application, we will notify you by mail to let you know what we need!