Grants Management

Now accepting applications for Housing Programs.


Housing Assistance Applications


Contractor Application

Insurance Deductible Assistance Application

Housing Rehabilitation Application

Disaster Mitigation Rental Assistance Application

First Time Home Buyer



Community Development Disaster Programs Available


Mission Statement

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.

Departmental Services

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.

  • Eligibility requirements apply to the programs offered.

Housing Rehabilitation Program

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.

First Time Home Buyer Program

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.

Fair Housing

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

Contact Information

Lorie Ayers - Grants Management Director
Esther Bragg - Grants Coordinator
Azucena Miranda - Grants Specialist I
Cindy Granados – Grants Specialist I
Tapanga Arana - Grants Specialist I
Yolanda Carbal- Administrative Analyst I


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.