Community Engagement


On August 31, 2021, Merced County published its 2021 ARPA-SLFRF Recovery Plan which outlined existing and planned community engagement efforts. Merced County has developed a Community Survey to solicit feedback directly from its residents and to complement the existing feedback received by the Board of Supervisors. Information gathered from the survey will help to inform the Board of Supervisors as they consider how to use the ARPA-SLFRF funding to provide long-lasting benefits to local residents.  Members of the public may submit survey responses through January 31, 2022.

Due to a typographical error, the paper survey that was mailed to households in early December lists “Merced County” as an option under “area of Merced County you reside in.” It should list “Merced City.” If you live in the City of Merced and would like to mail back the paper survey as opposed to doing it online, please select “Merced County” as your area of residence and cross out “County.” Thank you.

Thank you for your interest in Merced County’s ARPA survey.  As of January 31, 2022, the survey has closed.  Survey Results were provided as a final report to the Board of Supervisors.

If you are interested in rental and utility assistance or to learn more about the current California eviction protections and foreclosure assistance for homeowners, please visit the State of California’s "Housing is Key" program.

Community Events

Merced County will be meeting with local Municipal Advisory Councils throughout our communities to provide information and solicit participant feedback with on-site translation services available.  The County will also be conducting an online Virtual Community Workshop with translation available. A Public Hearing has been scheduled for February 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Board Chambers, Third Floor, County Administration Building, 2222 “M” Street, Merced, California, to receive public comment on the American Rescue Plan Act: Community Survey results. All interested persons are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to be heard.  Please refer to the posted agenda (which will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting) for further details on how to participate.

Schedule of Events

EventDate / TimePlaceFliers
Virtual Community WorkshopNov. 10th, 2021
6:00 PM
Zoom Conference (Online)
District 5 ARPA Community PresentationNov. 18th, 2021
6:00 PM

Romero Elementary School
13500 W. Luis Rd.
Santa Nella, CA

District 2 ARPA Community PresentationDec. 15th, 2021
6:00 PM

Merced County Administration Building
Board Room, Third Floor
2222 M Street
Merced, CA

Planada MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 5th, 2022
6:00 PM

Senior Citizen’s Building
9167 Stanford Ave.
Planada, CA

Le Grand MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 10th, 2022
6:00 PM

Le Grand Community Services District Building
13038 E Jefferson St.
Le Grand, CA

Delhi MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 13th, 2022
7:00 PM

VFW Hall
9799 Stephens St.
Delhi, CA

Winton MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 18th, 2022
7:00 PM

Winton Community Hall
7091 W. Walnut Ave.
Winton, CA

Snelling MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 20th, 2022
6:30 PM

Community Center, Henderson Park
3335 E. Merced Falls Rd.
Snelling, CA

Hilmar MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 24th, 2022
6:00 PM
Hilmar Community Hall
20079 Falke St.
Hilmar, CA
Franklin-Beachwood MAC Meeting – ARPA PresentationJan. 26th, 2022
6:00 PM
Franklin Elementary School
Room #20
2736 Franklin Rd.
Merced, CA