Manatee County is an entitlement recipient of Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG). A key element of the Consolidated Planning process (required to receive CDBG funding) is citizen participation. The draft amendment to Citizen Participation Plan will be available for public review from November 12, 2016 through December 13, 2016. read on The Draft Amended Citizen Participation Plan is Available for Public Review
The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) is a legal requirement that Manatee County and the Manatee County Housing Authority (MCHA) must complete in order to continue receiving federal housing and community development funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The draft AFH Plan is available for public review and comment from October 29, 2016 to December 13, 2016. A public hearing with the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners for adoption of the plan is scheduled for December 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as can be heard. Please click on the following links For additional information on the AFH process and to view the Draft AFH Plan. read on Manatee County Seeks Input on Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
Receive voice, text or e-mail notifications generated by government and public safety officials by signing up with our new CodeRED Emergency Notification System. The secure Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can also be entered. read on Be the first to know with Manatee's CodeRED Emergency Notification System
During the 2016 General Election, Manatee County voters approved a half-cent sales tax to pay for local roads, parks and public safety needs. Learn more about the sales tax and find out which road, public safety and parks projects will receive sales tax funding.
Manatee County business owners may now sign up for the Business Recovery Directory, a free emergency information exchange network. The information businesses provide will help emergency managers reach business owners with local resources in the event of an emergency. read on Sign up now for Manatee's Business Recovery Directory