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Community Resources

Community Action Agency

Programs supported by Community Action Agency 
  • WIC - more information can be found here
  • Preschool Programs - more information can be found here
  • Utility Assistance: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - more information can be found here
    1. Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – provides a direct payment to an eligible client’s utility bill to help offset the cost of heating or cooling their home.
    2. Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) – provides assistance to low-income households that are in a crisis situation. Eligibility for ECIP is the same as it is for HEAP except a Shut Off Notice from the Utility Company must have been received by the client prior to application.

Regional Food Assistance

If you or someone you know is in need of food, find the closest food program in your area here

Farmers' Market Finder 

You can find your nearest farmers' market by using the Farmers' Market Finder! Find out which farmers' markets accept EBT as a source of payment and more!

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Browse through a collection of Off-Campus resources available to all UC Merced students. Click here to view the list of resources available.

Last Updated: May. 30, 2023