In an effort to support Colorado’s families during the COVID-19 epidemic, CDHS and CDE secured USDA approval to issue P-EBT benefits to school-age children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools were closed for in-person learning during the 2019-20 school year. It is also for children who would have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals in schools for March, April, or May due to loss of income in those months. Each household with an eligible child can receive an amount of $5.70 per child per school day on a Colorado EBT card that will provide extra food benefits to create healthy, wholesome meal options for kids.
P-EBT benefits have been auto-issued for families with eligible children who were participating in SNAP in March, April, and/or May. Families that have not been auto-issued benefits for all children or months or do not participate in SNAP, should apply. Families can access the application here: https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/PEBT.
Families who qualify will need to complete a quick and simple online application in order to receive these benefits. To complete this application, you must receive a state-issued student ID (SASID) from Mapleton. To access your state-issued student ID (SASID), please contact the main office of your child’s school.