Head Start Now Enrolling!

Enrollment has started for the 2018-19 School Year!
Click here for details.


Our Mission:

Empowering people toward self-sufficiency through education, support services and community partnerships.

Our Record:

Manatee Community Action Agency has been faithfully serving the residents of Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, and Hardee County since 1968.

We are a proud to be a member of "The Giving Partner". Click here to view our reviewed Giving Partner Profile and find, learn and give to MCAA.

Our current and past annual reports are also available for your review. on our Fact & Figures page.

We Have Moved!

Our Administrative offices are now located at:

6428 Parkland Dr
Sarasota, Fl 34243


Donate to MCAA

Make a difference to families and children right here in Manatee County by donating to Manatee Community Action Agency. The process to give online is easy and safe. To make a donation simply click 'Donate' in the menu bar or click the button below.

We thank you in advance for your generous support.
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New LIHEAP procedure

To better support families seeking LIHEAP assistance, we will be accepting LIHEAP appointment requests online every day, however we will not be making appointments more than two weeks out.

Once we have filled two weeks worth of appointents we will cease taking appointment requests for that day.

A limited number of computers are available in our lobby to complete this application from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Please also check with your local public library branch for the availability of other computers available for public use.

Hours of Operation

Administration & HeadStart
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Client Services & Client Lobby
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm g


Manatee County:
6428 Parkland Drive
Sarasota, Fl 34243

Hardee and Desoto:

202 North 6th Ave
Wauchula, FL 33873


941.827.2887 (Main)
941.827.0188 (Programs)
941.750.6667 (HeadStart)
855.827.5081 (Toll Free)


941.827.3001 (Main)
941.827.0193 (Programs)
941.746.7374 (HeadStart)

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