SNAP Emergency Allotments have ended in Colorado

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 17, 2023

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 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. 


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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit