SNAP Emergency Allotments have ended in Colorado
Due to congressional action earlier this year, a pandemic-era policy that increased the amount of money for food many Coloradans received through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has now been discontinued. SNAP benefits will automatically adjust to reflect regular benefit levels and households will begin to receive only one monthly benefit issuance instead of the Emergency Allotments (EAs) seen throughout the pandemic.
To avoid gaps in access to SNAP resources amid these adjustments, log in to Colorado.gov/PEAK to see when your next redetermination date is and complete any required submissions. You can also call Colorado’s new, toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-800-816-4451. The IVR can provide you with details about your SNAP case.
If new SNAP benefit levels no longer meet your household’s food needs, contact Mile High United Way (dial 2-1-1) or Hunger Free Colorado’s Food Resource Hotline (855-855-4626) for additional resources in your area. Please share this information with anyone you know that receives support through SNAP. Hunger Free Colorado is also conducting a survey to better understand how the discontinuation of SNAP-EAs is beginning to impact the accessibility of healthy, nutritious foods for Colorado families. Take their survey now.