Medi-Cal is a free or low-cost health coverage that is available for California residents who are eligible. For more information about your local County Social Services Office and how to apply can be found here!
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.
Community Action Agency
Programs supported by Community Action Agency:
Preschool Programs - more information can be found here
Utility Assistance: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - more information can be found here
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.
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!
UC Merced Students can ride The Bus for free by swiping their UC Merced Student Cat Card on all bus routes. Visit their website for available routes.