The County of Madera and the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) will be administrating funding received by the City of Madera by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) COVID relief. MCEDC applied for and was awarded $150,000 to help Micro Enterprise Businesses in the City of Madera impacted by COVID-19. The grant program will provide grants to eligible businesses.

  • The grant amount will be $5,000.
  • Businesses with five (5) or less employees are eligible applicants.
  • Business owner must be a low to moderate income earner, per HUD income limits.

Applications are available on the MCEDC website and will be accepted through April 2, 2021 at 5pm.  Applications received on or before that date will continue to be processed, but no applications will be accepted after the 2nd. The City/MCEDC has adequate funding available for small businesses and highly encourages businesses to apply before the deadline. The Federal Government is the source of the funding through the Coronavirus, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the guidelines of CARES require the funds to be spent by within six (6) months of receiving funds.

If businesses are looking to apply for grant funding please visit or call the MCEDC office at (559) 675-7768 for assistance. For Spanish speaking businesses, assistance with translation and/or completing the grant application is available.

Top 3 Reasons To Choose Madera County

  • Low cost of living means your business can grow and flourish.
  • Madera County is located in the center of California so reaching major cities is an easy 3-hour drive.
  • Madera County is focused on business attraction & retention so expect a streamlineD permitting process.

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