Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc.

MCAA Programs & Services

Behavior Intervention Program

Program designed to support and improve the emotional well-being of children, helping them increase their social and emotional skills and development.

CATCH - Speech screening, evaluation and therapy program

The CATCH program provides speech screening, evaluation and therapy for preschool age children referred by child care providers and parents

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Program to assist families, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of their household income for home energy, meet their immediate home energy needs.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Innovative and interactive long-term program designed to guide participating clients into economic independence.

Head Start / Early Head Start

Comprehensive childhood development program servicing children from birth to five. Our center based programs are designed to foster the development of children, including children with disabilities, in a safe, stimulating learning environment.

Head Start Voluntary Prekindergarten

Supplemental educational offering to the HeadStart program through the State of Florida Voluntary Preknidergarten program for all eligible four year old children.

Healthy Families Manatee

Program that provides families useful information on parenting and child development through interactive, in-home guidance.


Parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond.

Housing Counseling

Program helping families maintain stability in their living arrangements by providing a variety of financial services targeted to help keep families in their homes. Families can receive information from a certified HUD counselor regarding buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure, credit issues or reverse mortgages.

Micro Enterprise Development

Manatee Community Action Agency (MCAA), in partnership with Suncoast Community Capital (SCC) and Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, is offering training and funding to individuals who would like to start or improve their own business. The program is called the Micro Enterprise Development (MED) Program.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Program enabling low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.