Grants Management’s mission is to provide an integrated system of resources, services and opportunities to help people improve their lives, the lives of others, neighborhoods and the total community.
Work is performed under the Assistant County Manager – Finance.
Grants Management offers continuous dedication to our community through coordinating, monitoring, and maintaining a centralized database of all grants and grant projects for the County. Grants Management also assists the Departments and Grant Consultants in the acquisition, implementation, and administration of grant programs. Housing assistance programs are offered to the citizens of Hardee County.
Housing Rehabilitation is provided to low income range Hardee County owner-occupied, single-family residents (excludes mobile homes ) to make repairs/alterations that improve the health, safety and well-being of occupants of the home, address structural integrity and preservation of the home, modify the home for accessibility for elderly or physically impaired occupants, and address weatherization or to correct code violations.
Purchase assistance, to aid with closing cost and down payment, is provided to First Time Home Buyers whose household income is in the low to moderate income range.
Federal Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property.
Click the link below for Fair Housing Information
* Fair Housing - Equal Housing Opportunity
Lorie Ayers - Grants Management Director
Esther Bragg - Grants Coordinator
Azucena Miranda - Grants Specialist
Leila Gutierrez – Grants Specialist
Tapanga Arana - Grants Specialist
Shanique Outley - Housing Program Coordinator
412 West Orange Street, Rm 201
Wauchula, FL 33873
Office Phone (863 ) 773-6349
Fax (863 ) 773-5801
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.