The Colorado Department of Human Services and Boulder County Health and Human Services have activated the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in the wake of the fires in Boulder County in December 2021. D-SNAP provides the following:
- Emergency SNAP benefits for eligible low- to moderate-income households who do not normally receive SNAP assistance.
- Replacement funds for SNAP benefits lost in the fire in the form of destroyed and spoiled foods as a result of power outages.
Households in the following ZIP codes may be eligible for D-SNAP: 80303, 80021, 80026, 80027 and 80020. The table below shows household income limits for D-SNAP eligibility.
|Household size||Income limit for households with at least $100 in disaster expenses||Income limit for households with food loss only||Benefit amount|
|Each add'l member||+$422||+$379||+$188|
Any existing SNAP household in the ZIP codes listed above can request replacement benefits for December not to exceed their maximum benefit issuance for December for food loss either because fire destroyed their home or because a power outage caused food spoilage.
How to apply
Interested residents can apply between Jan. 24 and Feb. 1, excluding Jan. 29-30. Applications will be at the Boulder County Housing and Human Services (BCHHS) building located at 515 Coffman St. in Longmont Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. BCHHS will accommodate applicants who cannot complete the application in person via their call center to accept requests for D-SNAP over the telephone, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants can call into the Boulder County main phone line (303.441.1000) and then transfer to a D-SNAP application phone queue.
Individuals will need to bring:
- A picture I.D.
- Verification they lived or worked in the impacted ZIP codes
- A paystub or other verification of income from the month of December, when the fires occurred, may be required