Apply for Human Services Funding

2022/23 Application Period

 The 2022/23 online application period for non-profit agencies interested in applying for human services grants to assist Manatee County residents is now closed.

The Human Services Division invests in human services programs through the Children’s Services Dedicated Millage to help disadvantaged children and families in the community, as well as from the General Revenue Fund to assist adult residents or provide other services to Manatee County.

For consideration of investment for Adult or Children's Services funding, applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements a below:

  • Be recognized as a corporation under the State of Florida
  • Be tax exempt per the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)
  • Provide proof of sufficient insurance coverage
  • Provide financial audit or compilation by an independent auditor certified in the state of Florida
  • Serve residents of Manatee County

Investments are awarded on a competitive basis and the Manatee Board of County Commissioners determine the amount available in any given year. Each application should reflect a single distinct program offered by the Agency seeking an investment by Manatee County.

 Programs are paid on a reimbursement basis, contingent upon the successful completion of the project, the results (human gain), and meeting the requirements of the investment agreement.

NOTE: Result As Service 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

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

  • FELT
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Meals on Wheels

Applications for the 2022/2023 fiscal year is now closed. 


Use the correct link below for either Adult or Children's Services reach the 2022/2023 application. Only click the link when starting a new application, and only once per program.

 Once you've entered the online application system, returning applicants will sign in using their agencies established log in information from past years.

If your agency has not applied for investment funding in the past you will first need to create an account profile. This can be done by clicking "New Applicant?" under the box labeled email.

Your account allows you to access your saved and submitted applications at any time. It also allows us to send you a submission confirmation email and notify you if additional information is necessary to process your application.

This grant application system uses the following email domain: [email protected] Please add it to your safe-senders list to be sure you receive all communications.

Applications for the 2022/23 were due by Friday, February 25, 2022, at 5 p.m. Look for information about the 2023/24 funding request period in December. 

Contact us for More Information

Neighborhood Services' Children's Services representatives will be available to answer questions throughout this funding period. You may reach Kristi Hagen, Children's Services Program Coordinator at 941-748-4501 ext. 3485 or [email protected].


Funder vs. Investor

The Funder

  • Invites submissions and selects from those applying.
  • Uses multiple criteria—including need, work plan, quality of proposal writing, evaluation design, etc., to select. May offer points for proposal sections.
  • Funds direct services, capacity-building, technology, etc. using the same approach.
  • Spends most of the time at “front end” making new grants

The Investor

  • Seeks to uncover all possible promising opportunities.
  • Answers three questions of each opportunity.
    • What are we buying?
    • What are the chances we will get it?
    • Is this the best possible use of our money?
  • Clearly distinguishes among investment in programs, innovations, and organizational growth.
  • Reserves considerable time for “back end” understanding results from past grants