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Food Assistance (SNAP)
Food Assistance Program
Important notice: Reports show a rise in SNAP and TANF fund theft in our area. If you participate in a cash program, protect your benefits by changing your EBT card personal identification number. Learn more here: https://conta.cc/4bFvwMW
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Food Assistance (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or “Food Stamps”, provides nutritional food assistance for households who meet certain eligibility criteria. While the program won’t meet all nutritional needs for a household, it can help a family or individual buy groceries each month. Currently SNAP provides over $85 million in food assistance each year to over 25,000 people in Boulder County.

There are several ways to apply for benefits. Once you apply, we will contact you for a required interview.

Select the one option that is best for you:

Electronically:

Over the Phone:

  • Call the Hunger Free Colorado bilingual hotline at (720) 382-2920 or toll free at (855) 855-4626

Paper:

  • Email a scanned copy or pictures of the application to: imaging@bouldercounty.gov
  • Fax: (303) 441-1523
  • Mail or Drop Box:
    • Housing & Human Services, 515 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO 80501
    • 3460 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

If you already receive benefits you must recertify every six months. You will receive a Notice to reapply from the State of Colorado when you need to recertify. If you haven’t received a notice, check your Colorado PEAK account. There are two ways to recertify electronically:

In order to qualify for SNAP, a family must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a resident of Colorado
  • Be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Show proof of identify
  • Meet certain income guidelines

To report a change to your case:

How can I reschedule my interview?

  • Please call 303-441-1000 or text us at 303-441-1069 to reschedule your interview.

How long will the interview take?

  • Your phone interview will last about 30 minutes.

How do I transfer my case to Boulder County?

  • Contact your current state or county and provide proof of your new Boulder County, CO address. Request your case be transferred to Boulder County.

What happens after the interview?

A technician will work the case and either request more information, approve or deny your application. You will receive a letter about any missing verification, approval or denial either in your PEAK inbox, email or US mail.

What should I have prepared?

We will ask you questions about what is on your application. Including but not limited to:

  • Income (your gross earnings or earnings before taxes and other deductions), Social Security income, Unemployment Insurance,
  • Veteran’s benefits, etc.
  • Self-employment earnings,
  • Shelter expenses (how much you pay for rent, utilities, phone),
  • information on assets (cars, property you own, bank accounts, retirement accounts, etc.).

If you would like to turn in bank account balances, shelter costs (mortgage/rent statement, utility bills), paychecks or any other verification before the interview please email them to imaging@bouldercounty.gov. This will speed up the processing of your case.

Where do I find forms?

Dropbox locations

We have drop box locations at:

  • 515 Coffman Street, Longmont CO 80501 on the west, Terry Street side
  • 3460 Broadway, Boulder CO 80304 on the south entrance side

How do I get a replacement EBT card?

  • If you have an active case, call Colorado’s EBT customer service number is 1-888-328-2656
If you are eligible for food assistance, you may also qualify for services through the Employment First Program. Are you actively looking for work, attending school, working part-time, self-employed, or in need of other resources? See our flyer for information.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. Mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:
    FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Housing & Human Services

Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Boulder Location

3460 Broadway
Map and Directions Boulder Location

Fax: 720-564-2283
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Longmont Location

515 Coffman St.
Map and Directions Longmont Location
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Lafayette Location

1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette
Map and Directions Lafayette Location
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday
Closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch.

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