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Bill Detail: HB22-1380

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Title Critical Services For Low-income Households
Status House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass (05/11/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Human Services
House Sponsors S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
R. Pelton (R)
Senate Sponsors D. Coram (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 04/18/2022
Summary

The bill requires the department of human services to implement
a work management system across all counties to interface with the
Colorado benefits management system used to process and approve
applications for essential state public assistance programs such as the
supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), medicaid, and

Colorado works.
The bill integrates eligibility and enrollment for SNAP with
eligibility criteria for the Colorado low-income energy assistance program
to increase access.
The bill creates a community food access program (food program)
in the department of agriculture (department). The purpose of the food
program is to improve access to and lower prices for healthy foods in
low-income and underserved areas of the state by supporting small
grocery retailers. The small food business recovery and resilience grant
program (grant program) is established, to be overseen by the food
program. An advisory committee is established to assist the department
with the grant program. One-time grants not to exceed $25,000 will be
provided to small grocery retailers to help support infrastructure and other
necessary items to make fresh, healthy food more accessible to
low-income and underserved communities. The department is granted
authority to promulgate rules as necessary to implement the food
program.
The food program is repealed, effective September 1, 2027.

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