Annual City Food Tax Rebate Program

Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate residents with lower incomes for the city sales tax they pay on food.

2023 Application Period

The 2023 application period is now open and will close on June 30, 2023. 

Rebates for 2023 will be $99 for individuals and $302 for families.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, applicants must complete an application and meet financial eligibility guidelines, have resided within Boulder city limits for the entire 2022 calendar year, and be:

  • age 62 or over for the entire 2022 calendar year; or
  • a person with a disability; or
  • a family with children under 18 years of age in the household for the entire 2022 calendar year;

City residents who do not have permanent shelter are eligible for the refund and can meet the residency requirement by providing documentation that they are receiving services from a city-recognized homelessness services agency.

2023 Financial Eligibility Guidelines:

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How to Apply

Review the eligibility requirements

  • Applicants must meet financial eligibility guidelines.
  • Applicants must have lived in Boulder, CO for the entire 2022 calendar year. Applicants who did not live in the city of Boulder, CO will not be considered.

Contact Staff

For questions about the program please call 720-955-8486 or email

Food Tax Rebate Program Dashboard

Learn more about how Food Tax Rebate funds were distributed by viewing the dashboard below.

Food Tax Rebate Program Dashboard