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On the Nov. 3 General Election ballot is a question about renewing the county’s Volusia ECHO program. For the past 20 years, the Volusia ECHO grant funding program has provided more than $95 million to improve the quality of life for residents by supporting the acquisition, restoration, construction or improvement of environmental, cultural, historical and outdoor recreational facilities.
The City of Daytona Beach has received $5.5 million from Volusia ECHO, the highest amount out of all the cities in the county.
Last month Daytona Beach’s City Commission unanimously supported placing two referenda on the General Election ballot that would extend the Volusia ECHO and Volusia Forever programs for another 20 years.
City projects made possible by Volusia ECHO funding:
In addition, Daytona Beach-based organizations have also benefitted by receiving Volusia ECHO funds: