Eligibility

To see if you may be eligible, or to check current benefits, visit Colorado PEAK.  

Eligibility for food assistance, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is determined by income limits set by the Federal Government. The assistance funds vary depending upon the household.  The determined amount is put into an account that is accessed with an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, also known as a Colorado Quest card.  This card can then be used to make purchases.

Food assistance can only be used to buy food, not items like pet food, tobacco, paper products or alcohol.  Visit the USDA SNAP page for more details.     

If you cannot complete the application via the PEAK Website, you may print the Colorado Department of Human Services Application for Public Assistance here, in English or in Spanish.

Completed applications can be dropped off, emailed to benefits@larimer.org or mailed to any of our offices listed at the bottom of the page.  A face to face interview may be required in order to process your application.

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2022 Nondisclosure Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to: 

1. mail: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 1320 Braddock Place, Room 334 Alexandria, VA 22314; or 

2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 

3. email: FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

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Our Locations:

  • Fort Collins - 1501 Blue Spruce Drive
  • Loveland - 200 Peridot Avenue
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