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Posted on: May 13, 2022

COVID-19 Grant for Merced County Small Businesses

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The Merced County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant program is now open.  The grant aims to help micro-size business owners impacted by the pandemic. 

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Key eligibility requirements:

  • A microbusiness that began its operation on or before December 31, 2019;
  • A microbusiness currently open or has a plan to reopen in Merced County;
  • A microbusiness that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and saw a 10% deduction in revenue from 2019 to 2020;
  • A microbusiness must demonstrate they made less than $50K in revenues in the 2019 tax year;
  • A microbusiness that has less than five full-time employees in 2019 and 2020; and
  • A microbusiness did not receive funding from the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program in 2021. 

For any questions, please contact Mario Pena at

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