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Non-Profit Agency Investment Application Process for FY22/23

Manatee County accepts applications annually from local non-profit agencies interested in applying for Human Services program investments from the Children's Services Dedicated Millage to help disadvantaged children and families in the community, as well as from the General Revenue to assist adult residents or provide other services to Manatee County.

The 2022/23 application period for non-profit agencies interested in applying for human services grants to assist Manatee County residents will close February 25, 2022 at 5pm.

Applicants must be non-profit agencies that are recognized as a corporation under the State of Florida and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The online application is results-based unless otherwise instructed. Each question has both guidance and examples accessible within the application, readily available to applicants.

NOTE: RAS Investment Application - Children's Services Dedicated Millage. For use by the following agencies only: 

  • FELT
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Meals on Wheels

NOTE: RAS investment Application - General Fund - Adult Human Services. For use by the following agencies only:

  • Gulf Coast Legal / Legal Aid
  • Keep Manatee Beautiful
  • Mote Marine
  • Our Daily Bread

Please contact Kristi Hagen, Children Services Program Coordinator, at 941-749-3030, x3485, or [email protected] with any questions you may have about receiving an investment for your Agency.


Adult Non-Profits


The Neighborhood Services Department facilitates the funding of services that are:

  • Critical to the well-being of the community.
  • Strategically effective to the well-being of the community.
The areas include Result Priorities in the areas of:
  • Autonomy and Self-Sufficiency
  • Community-Based and Mobile
  • Health and Social Welfare Improvement
  • Rehabilitation and Skill Development

Children's Services Programs

The majority of funding is used for the purpose of supporting prevention based programs and services for children and their families, such as: 

  • Programs and services that promote healthy babies and healthy families
  • School readiness and school success
  • Preserve the unity and integrity of the family and parental relationships
  • Recreational and youth development activities
  • Activities that promote healthy lifestyles
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
During their funding decision process the Children's Services Advisory Board uses the four Results Priorities below:
  • Children in foster care gain a permanent, stable, and nurturing home within 12 months of entering care and remain there.
  • Children remain in their homes free of abuse and neglect, and do not renter or re-enter foster care.
  • Funders, systems, policies, and practice align to ensure that our children have developmentally appropriate literacy skills.
  • Children demonstrate improved behavioral functioning.

Each year, Manatee County Government accepts applications from nonprofit agencies for the provision of human services needed by Manatee County residents. Each application should reflect a single distinct program offered by the Agency seeking an investment by Manatee County.

Investments are awarded on a competitive basis, and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners determines the amount available each year. County assistance programs are paid on a reimbursement basis, contingent upon the successful completion of the project, the results (human gain) and fully meeting the requirements of the investment agreement.

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