As set forth by the Colorado Department of Education
A program that would qualify for the At-Risk Afterschool Snack Program is:
“A program must be organized primarily to provide care for children after school during the regular school year, provide organized, regularly scheduled activities, include educational or enrichment activities, like arts and crafts, computer lessons, or homework help, and be located in an eligible area.”
Please use this discretion when evaluating whether a program meets these criteria to qualify for reimbursement.
Programs must operate after the child’s day in school. We cannot provide the USDA snacks in programs that operate before or during the school day.
A new application must be filled out each year. Programs having multiple sites need to fill out an application for each site. If you would like to receive snacks and meet the eligibility requirements, submit an application. Your application is sent to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) for approval.
Note: CDE requires all applications to be submitted to them for approval before the start of the program, or as close as possible to the start of the program afterward.
If you have any questions regarding the afterschool care snack program, please send an email to HealthySnacks@dpsk12.org.