The Springville Regional Service Coalition has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 federal grant provided through the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. Collaboratively, coalition partners from The John R. Oishei Foundation’s Mobile Safety-Net Team, WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the Prevention Resource Center, the Rural Outreach Center, and the Springville Griffith Institute School District formed the grant writing sub-committee of the coalition.
“The Village of Springville is extremely fortunate that the Drug Free Communities Grant was awarded to Springville Regional Service Coalition,” said Village of Springville Mayor William Krebs. “The Coalition working with the John R. Oishei Foundation and other regional groups has identified local drug problems, and now funded a program to target these problems in our Village. This is a good example of how partnership improves a Village. On behalf of the Village I extend our thanks to Community Coordinator Annie Todd and the entire Springville Regional Service Coalition.”
The Drug-Free Communities Support Program was created in 1997 by the Drug-Free Communities Act to help communities combat local youth substance abuse by providing them with federal grants. The program is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
About the Springville Regional Service Coalition (SRSC)
The Springville Regional Service Coalition unites human resource providers, public service organizations, and individuals to improve the quality of life, including the prevention of substance abuse for youth, for the greater Springville community by facilitating cooperation, collaboration, communication, and creation of initiatives.