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

2023/24 Funded Non-Profit Agencies

Children’s Service’s Non-Profit Agency Funding

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.