Colorado P-EBT Contact information

    Contact the P-EBT Support Center by phone, SMS text message or

    email for general questions or case-specific information.

    The Support Center is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Phone: 1.800.536.5298

    Text: 720.741.0550

    Email: cdhs_pebtcolorado@state.co.us


    What is P-EBT?

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a federal program created to

    provide food assistance to Colorado families with students or young children who had

    reduced access to meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    • Using P-EBT does NOT impact you or your child’s immigration status. 
    • P-EBT benefits are issued retroactively based on school attendance and COVID-19 outbreak information reported by the student's school district, or SNAP participation for children under 6. 
    • Families can use P-EBT funds to purchase foods based on their dietary needs and preferences from retailers in their communities.
    • P-EBT funds may be available on a P-EBT or SNAP EBT card. You can learn more about eligible food purchases here.
    • Since the program was created in April 2020, P-EBT benefits have provided access to healthy and wholesome food to more than 504,440 Colorado children.

    Who is eligible for P-EBT?


    A student may be eligible if they:

    • Attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); AND 
    • Are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school; AND
    • Experienced reduced access to school meals due to COVID-19 circumstances

    For more information about free and reduced-price meal eligibility or to apply, contact your school or district directly. 

    A child who was not yet enrolled in school during the 2021-2022 school year may be eligible if they: 

    • Were born on or after Aug. 2, 2015; AND
    • Received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between Sept. 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022; AND 
    • Did not receive P-EBT school enrollment benefits.

    Don’t have SNAP? Apply now and your local county office will contact you regarding your SNAP application. Please note: applying for SNAP now will not provide P-EBT eligibility for 21-22 school year benefits, but may offer eligibility for possible future P-EBT benefits.

    How do I get P-EBT?

    • Make sure your student’s school and/or SNAP case has the correct mailing address on file to ensure benefit notifications are sent to the correct address.
    • There is no P-EBT application; the P-EBT program can only act on data submitted to the program by other state agencies.
    • Eligible children will be mailed a notice of eligibility.
    • Keep P-EBT cards, as possible future benefits may be issued on existing P-EBT cards. 




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