Recovery Resources

Manatee CARES Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Funding

Manatee County will distribute up to $70 million in CARES Act funding for costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The funding will be disbursed in four categories to meet the needs of residents, business owners, nonprofits, local government agencies and community partners.

Learn more about how to apply for Manatee CARES Funding

Childcare and Education

Childcare

  • CRPE Academy - (941) 932-0984
  • Oasis Church - (941) 677-8838 (Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County - (941) 757-2900 (Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Manatee County Family YMCA - (941) 798-9622

Digital Learning

  • Bishop Museum of Science and Nature - (941) 746-4131 (Wed - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun, 12-5 p.m.)
  • Palmetto Youth Center - (941) 722-0783 (Weekdays, 6 a.m. -6 p.m., Weekends, 24 hours)
  • The Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island - (941) 778-6694 (Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • AMIkids Manatee - (941) 751-7027
  • Keep Manatee County Beautiful - (941) 795-8272 (24 hours, closed Wed)
  • Southern Atelier - (941) 753-7755 (Mon-Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wed and Fri, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • New Path Academy - (941) 201-6994 (Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast - (941) 488-4009 (Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County - (941) 757-2900 (Mon - Thu, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tidewell Hospice - (941) 782-4900
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County - (941) 761-2582
  • Spark ALC (Mon/Wed,/Thu, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • United Way Suncoast -  (941) 748-1313 (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Tutor

  • Oasis Church - (941) 677-8838 (Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Counseling

  • Take Stock in Children of Manatee County - (941) 209-7375 (Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Oasis Church - (941) 677-8838 (Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sun, 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
  • Catholic Charities - (941) 714-7829
  • Centerstone of Florida - (941) 782-4600 (24 hours)

COVID Testing & Information

COVID Testing

  • Tidewell Hospice - (941) 782-4900
  • Centerstone of Florida - (941) 782-4600 (24 hours)
COVID Info
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County - (941) 757-2900 (Mon - Thu, 7 a.m.  - 6 p.m.)

ESOL COVID Info

  • Project Light of Manatee County -  (941) 745-1659 (Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • We Care Manatee - (941) 755-3952

PPE

  • Manatee Children's Services - (941) 345-1200 (Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • AM & FM Enterprise - (941) 747-8504
  • Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County (941) 757-2900 (Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Individual Assistance

Clothing

  • Hungers End - (855) 777-0259
  • New Life Change Ministries - (941) 565-5974

Personal Hygiene Products

  • Hungers End (855) 777-0259
  • AM & FM Enterprise (941) 747-8504
  • New Life Change Ministries (941) 565-5974

Food Distribution

See other food drive-thru events and food pantry locations.

Mega Pantry at State College of Florida

Feeding Tampa Bay has set up a mega food pantry for local families in need of fresh food. Feeding Tampa Bay will be prepared to serve 1,000 families with care packages that will include three-to-four days of food.

When:
Every Tuesday, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where:
DeSoto Square Mall (near JC Penney; enter car line from 301 near Firestone)
303 301 Blvd W
Bradenton, FL 34205

Additional Food Pantries

  • St. Georges Episcopal Church - (941) 755-3606 (First and third Thursday of each month, 9-10:30 a.m.)
  • Hungers End - (855) 777-0259
  • AM & FM Enterprise - (941) 747-8504
  • Stillpoint Mission - (941) 748-6835
  • Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee - (941) 747-4655 (Weekdays, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Church of Hope Ministries - (941) 531-3266 (Wed, 7-8:30, Sun 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • St. Joseph Parish in Bradenton - (941) 756-3732
  • Kiwanis Club of Manatee Sunrise Foundation - manateesunrisekiwanis@gmail.com
  • United Methodist Church of Parrish - (941) 776-1539
  • CRPE Academy - (941) 932-0984
  • Conquistador Historical Foundation - (941) 747-1998 (Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Palm View First Baptist Church - (941) 722-5077
  • First United Methodist Church of Palmetto - (941) 722-1812 (Mon - Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sun,  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Church of the Cross of Manatee County - (941) 756-0060 (Fri, 9-11 a.m.)
  • Bethel Baptist Church of Bradenton - (941) 746-1936 (Mon - Tue, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wed, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun, 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Feeding Empty Little Tummies - (941) 896-7870 (Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Mt. Raymond Baptist Church - (941) 722-7819
  • Nutrition Initiative of Manatee - (850) 445-7290
  • New Life Change Ministries - (941) 565-5974
  • Bethany Baptist Church - (941) 322-1819
  • [Delivery] From Cradle to College Foundation - (941) 900-4233

Housing, Bill Payment and Financial/Legal Assistance

Rent

  • CRPE Academy - (941) 932-0984
  • Step Up Suncoast - (941) 750-6667 (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Mortgage

  • Manatee Habitat for Humanity - (941) 355-7082 (Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • CRPE Academy - (941) 932-0984
  • Step Up Suncoast - (941) 750-6667 (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.)

Utility

  • SVDP St. Joseph Conference Bradenton- (941) 755-4188 (Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • CRPE Academy - (941) 932-0984
  • The Salvation Army – Bradenton Corps - (941) 748-5110 (Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Step Up Suncoast - (941) 750-6667 (Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) 

Legal Services

  • Legal Aid of Manasota - (941) 747-1628 (Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services - (941-746-6151 (Weekdays, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.)

Training