SNAP Max Allotments
Food Assistance Program

SNAP Max Allotments

Emergency SNAP benefits are ending.

Important: SNAP benefit amounts are decreasing. A recent Congressional act stops the temporary Emergency Allotment, also known as Max Allotment, for all SNAP households.

The last benefits will be issued the week of February 19th, 2023. Beginning in March 2023 SNAP households will see a reduction and only receive one benefit issuance each month for your calculated amount based on your individual circumstances. This change is not appealable.

For real-time information about your benefits and case status call 800-816-4451

SNAP/Medicaid Information Session

On March 16, 2023, we held an information session about important changes to the SNAP and Health First Colorado (Medicaid) programs that will lead to reductions in benefits.

Please visit to watch the recording of the information session (available in English and American Sign Language and Spanish interpretation), view the presentation as a pdf (available in English and Spanish), and learn more about resources available in our community.

What you need to know

The temporary additional benefit amounts (emergency or max allotments) are ending due to the result of recent federal congressional action.

You will still receive SNAP in March, but benefits will return to regular levels, which means you will receive the first amount deposited on your card each month only.

To help reduce the impact on households, families can:

Some SNAP enrollees may also qualify for other supports such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which provides financial assistance for lower-income families and individuals, and Medicaid, which is free or low-cost health and dental coverage. These programs are also administered locally by Boulder County Housing and Human Services.

Boulder County residents are also encouraged to reach out to community-based family resource centers and/or food pantries for additional food and financial supports.

      • Emergency Family Assistance Association (for Boulder and southern mountain residents) 1575 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder, CO 80304 | 303-442-3042
      • Harvest of Hope Pantry (for Boulder residents) 4830 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80301 | 720-382-1971
      • Sister Carmen Community Center (for east county residents, including Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie) 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026 | 303-665-4342
      • OUR Center (for Longmont and northern mountain residents) 220 Collyer Street, Longmont, CO 80501 | 303-772-5529
      • Community Food Share (for all Boulder County residents), 650 S. Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027 | 303-652-3663
      • Nederland Food Pantry (for Nederland and southern mountain residents) 750 CO-72, Nederland, CO 80466 | 720-418-0892
      • Lyons Food Pantry (for Lyons and northern mountain residents) 350 Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540
      • SNAP participants can earn Double Up Food Bucks when they purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at Whole Foods (2905 Pearl Street, Boulder and 695 S. Broadway), Ideal Market (1275 Alpine Ave., Boulder) and the Louisville, Nederland, and Boulder County Farmers Market.
      • Learn more about using SNAP, WIC, and Double Up Food Bucks at the Boulder County Farmers Market

There is additional resource information available through dialing 211 or visiting 211 Colorado, and by visiting Find Help. The state of Colorado also operates a program called Everyday Eats, which helps get healthy food staples to people over the age of 60 with low income. Information on Everyday Eats is available at Everyday Eats or by calling 888-467-0418.

Boulder County Housing and Human Services teams also encourage those needing support to reach out to them by phone at 303-441-1000, by text at 303-441-1069, or to visit the St. Vrain Community Hub (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 515 Coffman St. in Longmont or the Boulder office (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at 3460 N. Broadway. County staff can also refer people to a range of services in the community and can help in many languages, including Spanish.

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Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
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Boulder, CO 80306

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515 Coffman St.
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1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette
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