Small Business Assistance

Businesses looking for assistance in accessing available grants and programs can call the Department of Workforce Investment at (209) 724-2046.  The Department works closely with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Merced County Department of Community and Economic Development to ensure local businesses are aware of a variety of business grants, workforce hiring credits, loan funds and American Rescue Plan Act resources for businesses.  Staff are available to walk employers through each resource and assist them in applying.