Community & Veterans Services

We are the friendly faces and helping hands that guide residents to resources that improve their quality of life . . .


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
2.6% (JUN 2023)


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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Announcements

Community Development Invite for Public Hearing & Grant Application (2/29/24 - 3/31/24)
February 08, 2024
Invite for Public Hearing & Grant Application Workshop for Manatee County's FY2024/25 Annual Action Plan Read More
Celebrate Black History Month
February 01, 2024
Celebrate Black History month locally, regionally and virtually. Read More
Free Tax Preparation Services
January 31, 2024
If you earned $73,000 or less in 2023, you can have your taxes prepared by IRS-certified volunteers for free.Read More