Applications for Round 2 of Manatee CARES Act funding to close temporarily Friday

Applications for Round 2 of Manatee CARES Act funding to close temporarily Friday
Posted on 09/02/2020

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 2, 2020) – The application window for the second round of Manatee CARES Act funding for local small businesses, nonprofit agencies and community organizations will close temporarily at noon on Friday to allow staff to review pending applications.

Applications for Round 3 of the Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program, which provides rent and mortgage assistance to residents affected by the coronavirus, close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.

The County will announce the application windows for future rounds at a later date.

To date, Manatee County has approved nearly $2.4 million in CARES Act funding for programs promoting Community Health & Wellbeing and over $5.5 million in CARES Act funding for Economic Recovery programs, including business recovery, rental and mortgage assistance for residents, and other local nonprofit programs for individuals. View the Manatee CARES Funding Dashboard for more funding data.

Manatee County Commissioners in June approved the plan to provide financial assistance of $17.5 million that is being disbursed to those hit hardest by the coronavirus. The funding is the first phase of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act federal funding arriving through the State of Florida. Manatee County's plan distributes funding into four categories: Public Health and Safety (30 percent), Economic Recovery (30 percent), Community Health and Wellbeing (30 percent), and Government and Community Facilities (10 percent).

For more information on Manatee CARES programs and to apply, visit