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ECHO committee to review grant applications

Event Date(s)

Begins: December 2, 2021 9:00 am
Ends: December 2, 2021 12:00 pm

The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

The ECHO committee will conduct the meeting as the Grant Review Panel to score the 2020/2021 ECHO applications and recommend awards to the Volusia County Council for final approval.

Residents may participate in person or virtually. A link will be posted at

The following ECHO applications, which total $3,864,860.52 in requested funding, will be reviewed:

  • Enterprise Preservation Society, new roof to preserve a historic building: $16,270
  • Volusia Flagler YMCA, DeLand YMCA playground: $29,900
  • Riverside Conservancy, living shoreline project, primitive classroom and kayak launch: $107,000
  • Volusia Flagler YMCA, Ormond Beach YMCA playground and pool shade project: $112,500
  • City of Oak Hill, Mary DeWees Park baseball field: $140,892.52
  • City of DeBary, Rob Sullivan Park operations and shade structure project: $150,000
  • Marine Science Center, Raptor education and conservation exhibit: $208,298
  • Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture, Veterans Memorial Plaza: $600,000
  • City of Holly Hill, Pictona phase 2: $2.5 million

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, municipalities of Volusia County, and departments of Volusia County Government.

Written comments regarding the agenda may be emailed to or by letter to Jill Marcum, 123 W. Indiana Ave, Room 200, DeLand, FL 32720. Comments received by 5 p.m. Dec. 1, will be presented to the advisory committee and become part of the public record. Please include your name, address, and “ECHO Advisory Committee public participation” in your correspondence.

For more information, contact Kendra Hively at

Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II)

Pursuant to Title II of the ADA, Volusia County does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in providing or conducting its services, programs or activities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of county policies to participate in a meeting or other event, should contact the county’s ADA Title II coordinator, Jim Corbett at 386-248-1760 no later than two business days before the event or meeting.

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