We're moving!!

We will be moving our main offices to 6428 Parkland Dr. in the late Spring. Details as they become available.


Our Vision:

Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc. changes lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves our community and makes it a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our Mission:

Helping people, changing lives in our community through education, partnerships, and delivery of quality services.

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

Our Record:

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.

Voluntary Prekindergarten Scores Rise With New Curriculum

Evaluation data released by the Manatee Community Action Agency (MCAA), home of Manatee County’s Head Start Voluntary Pre-K (VPK), demonstrates that readiness rates have increased for a majority of its schools over the past three years.¬†click here for details


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.
Donate to MCAA through Network for Good

Time Changes for LIHEAP

To better support families seeking LIHEAP assistance, applications will be accepted at the following times.
Application Acceptance Times
Manatee County: 10:30am and 6:00pm until all application slots are filled.

Hardee County: 10:30 AM and 6:00 PMuntil all application slots are filled.

Any computer with Internet access can be used to complete the application.

A limited number of computers are available in our 302 Manatee Avenue, Suite 200 lobby to complete this application from 10:30am 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:
302 Manatee Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Lobby - 2nd Floor (200)
Admin - 3rd Floor (322)

Hardee and Desoto:

206 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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