Planning/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 contact or 941-749-3030.

Non-Profit Agency Funding

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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




Funded Agencies:

Criminal Justice Funding

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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:

  • Juvenile Services Program
  • Manatee County Drug Court
  • Manatee County Jail Diversion Services
  • Manatee County Pre-Trial Services

Health Care

Manatee County contracts with Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and Blake Medical Center to provide medically necessary services to income eligible uninsured Manatee County residents. Individual eligibility is determined by hospital staff at the time of service, with services provided at the hospital facility.

We work with the Agency for Health Care Administration to bring additional federal funds into the County for healthcare services.  We also manage a 3-party agreement between the County, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and Armor Correctional Healthcare, Inc. to provide medical services at the Manatee County Jail.

Manatee County Health Department

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.


Medical Examiner

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.