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Daytona Beach to Vote on Almost $30k Fund Allocation

Money From American Rescue Act

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Beach City Commission on Wednesday is set to vote on an allocation of funds from the American Rescue Plan. The money was granted to the city by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, the stimulus package passed by Congress in March 2021.

If agenda item 8B is passed, the greatest allocation of money will be going toward the Midtown Community Development Corporation. At $10,000, this measure takes up almost a third of the $29,150 in stimulus money that’s being distributed.

The next most expensive proposition is a $5,000 allocation to the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund. This initiative, led by Mayor Derrick Henry, represents an increased effort over the last year both in Daytona and across the state to promote recognition of Bethune’s accomplishments as a civil rights leader.

Other major projects which stand to receive funds include the Daytona Beach Pop Warner program, Mainland High School Athletics, and the Daytona Beach Main Street Merchant’s Association.

The total breakdown of allocation in the proposal is as follows:

  • Midtown Community Development Corporation - $10,000
  • Daytona Beach Main Street Merchant's Association - $3,000
  • Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund - $5,000
  • Mainland High School Athletics - $4,250
  • Daytona Beach Sun Devils, Inc - $1,000
  • Sisers Supporting Sisers, Inc - $500
  • National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc - $500
  • Daytona Beach Pop Warner, Inc - $3,400
  • Derbyshire Community Tennis, Inc - $1,500

The vote to approve or reject the fund distribution will take place within the consent agenda portion of the Daytona Beach City Commission’s 6:00 pm meeting on Wednesday. View the full agenda online here.

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