Food Assistance Program

Previously known as Food Stamps – now food assistance program is now called called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "SNAP."

Available for low-income families and individuals as a monthly benefit to help with food expenses. Only US citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for the Food Stamp Program.

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How Do I Apply For SNAP?

First, fill out an application using one of the following methods:

  • Apply online using the Colorado PEAK website. This is the quickest way to apply. You can also screen yourself to see if you’re eligible for different programs like Medicaid.
  • Print out an application in English, Espanol, or Large-Print. You can mail, email or fax the application to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    • Grand County Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 204, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
    • Email:
    • Fax: (970) 725-3696
  • Pick up an application at our office, fill it out, and drop it off or hand it to our Economic Assistance staff for processing.

The SNAP Program requires an interview. On your application, you can select an in-person or phone interview in the personal information section on the first page. After turning in your application, you will be contacted by an Economic Security Specialist to schedule an interview.

Helpful documents to bring to your in-person interview include:

  • Proof of Identity (driver’s license, ID card, resident card, U.S. Passport, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • Proof of any income (pay stubs, letter from employer, etc.)
  • Proof of any non-work income (unemployment, child support payments, etc.)
  • Proof of any assets or resources (bank statements, CD / individual retirement account {IRA} / stocks / bonds, etc.)
  • Proof of any expenses (rent / mortgage, utilities, day care, child support obligation, etc.)

Application Process Period

SNAP applications will be processed within 30 days from the date our office receives your completed application and all required documents.

Households that meet expedited criteria can receive food assistance benefits within 7 days from the date of the application.

More Information

Visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website for more information about the SNAP program.

The Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program is designed to provide nutrition and health education, healthy food, and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify (if you qualify for food assistance, you will qualify for WIC).