Food Stamps Application Instructions


When you want to apply for Colorado Food Assistance Program, you will have three options

Apply online: You can apply online using PEAK website. When you are at the website, you will not just be able to apply for the program but you can also try out their online eligibility tool to see whether you qualify or not. You will also be able to come back to the website to track your application status.

PEAK Online Tool

If you are visiting PEAK website for the first time, you will need to create an account first. If you already have an account, just login and you will be able to complete the application.

Apply in Person: Locate your County Department of Human Services office and apply in person there. You will be asked to fill out an application form and provide various supporting documents. Once you submit required items, you will get a date for interview after you have been determined eligible.

Apply through mail: You can also apply through mail. However, you will need to download application before you proceed. Use this link to download desired application.

Once you have downloaded the application, fill it and send it to your local county the address: County Department of Human Services. If you need further assistance please call: 303-866-5700.


Eligibility Requirements

Colorado Food Assistance Program focuses on low income families living in state of Colorado. To enroll in the program, following requirements have to be met.

  • Applicant should be resident of Colorado
  • Applicant should be a U.S citizen, a permanent resident, or a qualified alien
  • Social Security Numbers for all household members should be provided

Income Eligibility

Apart from general eligibility criteria for the program, applicants will also need to have income within limits defined by the program.

Income eligibility is determined using gross monthly income and household size. There is a maximum income limit for specific household size. You can see whether you qualify or not by comparing your income against the income limit provided by the program. Please see the income limitation table at the following site linked here.

In case all the members in the household are receiving SSI or other public assistance, income limits will not apply.

Work Eligibility

All the adult applicants for the program should agree to take part in employment training programs and work. However, applicants exempted from work due to mental/physical disability or age will not have to meet this requirement.

The Colorado Food Assistance Program will require qualified applicants to enroll in Employment First Program. This employment program provides opportunity to families to become self-sufficient through workfare, education, GED, vocational training, and job research classes. The program will also include part-time work for enrollees.

Check your eligibility through PEAK online assistance tool.