Opens May 9
If so, we have a program that may help you.
The Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant offers $2,500 grants to qualified microbusiness owners impacted by the pandemic. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications open on May 9 and will close on August 8 or until funds have been exhausted.
Brought to you by the Merced County Workforce Development Board and its partners.
Small business owners such as childcare, food trucks, barbers/stylists, swap meet vendors, nonprofits, and other operators that have earned less than $50K in gross revenues in 2019 are encouraged to apply.
My business is open, or I plan to reopen in Merced County soon.
My annual gross income was between $1K and $50K in 2019 and was my primary source of income.
I began my business before December 31, 2019.
I have less than five full-time employees.
My business was impacted by the pandemic.
I did not receive the California COVID-19 Relief Grant in 2021.
If you need help with your application, our team and/or community partners can help you fill out your application and assist you by uploading your required documents. The application process should take about 15 minutes to complete.
Merced County has collaborated with four community-based organizations that can help you: Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Banos Chamber of Commerce, Central Valley Opportunity Center, and Merced Lao Family.
For questions, contact
Mario Pena at (209) 724-2046
A microbusiness (micro-enterprise) is defined as a small business with zero or a handful of employee(s) and that operates on a very small scale.
Yes. Every grant is exactly $2,500.
The grant funds should be used for one or more of the following uses:
No. We are only accepting electronically submitted applications because applicants are being reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you need help applying for the grant, contact Mario Pena at (209) 724-2046. Our team and/or partners can walk you through the application process. You can also get in person assistance from our team.
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