Grants & Special Projects

We prepare and manage contracts for numerous organizations providing services to the citizens of Manatee County. These services include health, mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice and a wide variety of other human services provided by community Non-Profit Agencies. Funding for these services is provided through grants, or by the Board of County Commissioners. 

For further information, please call 941-749-3030.


Applications for funding are received annually from Non-Profit Agencies for programs primarily serving adults, or for other type programs not targeting children.  If recommended and approved for funding, we develop the Agency contract, and monitor their administrative, fiscal and program compliance.

See Agency Reporting Requirements

2021/22 Funded Non-Profit Agencies

Children’s Service’s Non-Profit Agency Funding

  • AMIkkids Manatee: AMIkids Manatee Prevention Program
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast: One-to-One Mentoring Program
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
  • Centerstone of Florida: Sexual Assault Child Advocacy and Therapy
  • Centerstone of Florida: Children's Community Action Treatment (CAT)
  • Centerstone of Florida: Baker Act Youth Services
  • Community Coalition for Children and Youth (New Path Academy): Alternative Path to Success (APS)
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County Early Care & Education Provider, Child & Family Initiatives
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County: Early Care & Education Child Care Subsidy & Match Program
  • Easter Seals Southwest Florida: Family Support Services
  • Easter Seals Southwest Florida: Children's Therapy
  • Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc.: Iron Sharpening Iron
  • Exchange Club Family Partnership Center (dba Parenting Matters): Chosen Families
  • Exchange Club Family Partnership Center (dba Parenting Matters): Partners in Education and Support
  • Family Network on Disabilities Manatee / Sarasota Inc.: Sarasota/Manatee Respite Services
  • Family Network on Disabilities Manatee / Sarasota Inc.: Parent Mentoring and Support Program
  • Family Resources, Inc.: C.E.R.T.A.I.N.
  • Family Resources, Inc.: SafePlace2B
  • Feeding Empty Little Tummies, Inc.: Weekend Meals
  • Florida Department of Health – Sarasota: Child Welfare Policy Coordination Program
  • Foundation for Dreams: Dream Oaks Camp
  • From Cradle To College Foundation (Early Learning Coalition of MC): Operation W.I.T. (Whatever It Takes)
  • Healthy Teens Coalition: Teen Health Educators
  • HOPE Family Services, Inc.: Children's Counseling Program
  • Insight Counseling Services, Inc.: SOAR Program (Sexual Offense & Abuse Rehabilitation)
  • Just for Girls: SUS - Stepping Up to Success
  • Just for Girls: GAPS - Girls Alternative Program for Success
  • Manatee Children's Services: Residential Program
  • Manatee Children's Services: Child Advocacy Center
  • Meals On Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.: Emergency Family Food Baskets and Baby Baskets
  • Myakka City Community Center: Before School, After School & Camp Myakka
  • Pace Center for Girls of Manatee County: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Project
  • Palmetto Youth Center: Helping Young People Excel (HYPE)
  • Palmetto Youth Center: Foundation for Excellence
  • Replay Outreach: Success4Life Training & Mentoring
  • Safe Children Coalition, Inc.: Family Preservation and Reunification Program
  • Safe Children Coalition, Inc.: In-Home Child Welfare Prevention and Diversion Program
  • Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy: Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Learning
  • Step Up Suncoast: Parents as Teachers
  • Step Up Suncoast: Healthy Families Manatee
  • Step Up Suncoast: Whole Child Manatee
  • Step Up Suncoast: Collaborative Action Therapy for Children’s Health
  • Step Up Suncoast: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
  • Step Up Suncoast: Head Start/Early Head Start
  • The D.L. Randall Foundation, Inc.: An Uprising in the Village (AUV)
  • The Florida Center for Early Childhood: Early Childhood Court
  • The Salvation Army: Family Shelter
  • United Community Centers, Inc.: Before and After School, Summer Enrichment Plus (BASE+)
Adult and Other Non-Profit Agency Funding 


We apply for Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) through the United State Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

Funding has been provided to Court Administration, local law enforcement and to Non-Profit organizations providing criminal justice related services.  We develop the organization's contract, and monitor their administrative, fiscal and program compliance.

 Funded services:



Manatee County contracts with MCR Health, We Care Manatee, Turning Points and Manatee Memorial Hospital to provide medically necessary services to income eligible uninsured Manatee County residents. Individual eligibility is determined at the time of service or by calling 941-749-3030, with services provided at these partnered health facilities.

We work with the Agency for Health Care Administration to bring additional federal funds into the County for healthcare services.


The Manatee County Health Department provides the following services to Manatee County residents:

These programs are funded by an agreement between Manatee County, the Florida Department of Health and the County Health Department.


Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto County have created an interlocal agreement to fund the District 12 Medical Examiner. This agreement provides funding for Medical Examiner Services and the Autopsy Facility in Manatee County.