Program DescriptionThe Colorado Food Assistance Program assists low-income individuals and families who need assistance purchasing food. Individuals and families should apply for food stamp benefits at their local county department of social services. The program is offered in at least one location in all Colorado counties. The county worker will interview applicants and determine the household eligibility for benefits. They will provide the applicant with a Quest card that can be used to purchase groceries at any participating grocery store or other retailer.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Colorado and fall into one of two groups: (1) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001, or (2) those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person or persons age 60 and over, or with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself). For either group, you must also have an annual household income of less than $14,079 if one person lives in the household; $18,941 if two people live in the household; $23,803 if three people live in the household; $28,665 if four people live in the household; $33,527 if five people live in the household; $38,389 if six people live in the household; $43,251 if seven people live in the household; or $48,113 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,862 for each additional person in the home.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for this program, download an application at http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite... and return it to your local County Department of Human Services.
To find the office nearest you, visit http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-Main/....
Program Contact Information
To learn more about the Colorado Food Assistance Program, please visit: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-SelfSuff/CBON/1251580884676