Community & Veterans Services

Each year, the Community & Veterans Services’ team collectively brings in grant dollars and facilitates essential services for Manatee County residents that have contributed to a high quality of life as proven by continued rising property values and home sales, stable employment and high consumer spending. 

We provide support that fills gaps in Manatee residents’ lives to help them remain employed or become reemployed, stay in school, rehabilitate, gain new skills or make ends meet. We facilitate, partner with non-profit agencies and organizations and oversee human services that fulfill a wide range of needs. Our efforts reach the following:  

 Neighborhoods
402
 Home Owners
296,659
 Renters
99,275
 Ages 65+
113,970
 Children
72, 320
 Preschool Children
18,321
 Foster Children
215
Third Graders
Reading Below the
Third-Grade
Reading Level

55%
 English as a
Second Language
Student

5,508
 Veterans
38,000
 Adults (No Diploma)
29,210
 Below the Poverty Level
45,201 (11.2%)
 Underinsured
925
 Homeless
1,100
 Probationers
1,400
 Workforce Offenders
170/Month
 Juvenile Offenders
674/Month
 Unemployed
4.4% (DEC 2021)


Manatee County accepts applications from non-profit agencies to provide services needed by Manatee County residents on an annual basis. Learn more.

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Neighborhood Connections eMagazine May 2022

Announcements

Memorial Day Weekend Community Events
May 03, 2022
Included in the regional tributes to our fallen heroes are a Bradenton Marauders Military Appreciation Night and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & OrchestraRead More
Child Abuse Prevention Training Classes
March 14, 2022
Non-profit agencies and educators who provide services for children are encouraged to register for Protective Factors and True Colors training classes which will be provided in April.Read More
Community Development Block Grant Applications Now Open
March 04, 2022
Community organizations can apply to receive funding for projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents living in Unincorporated Manatee County through April 4. Read More