Gov. Bevin Announces $500,000 CDBG Grant to Upgrade Montgomery County’s Post Clinic

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Gov. Bevin Announces $500,000 CDBG Grant to Upgrade Montgomery County’s Post Clinic

Grant will assist with construction of new facility to provide no-cost primary and dental care services

MT. STERLING, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2019) – Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Congressman Andy Barr and Department for Local Government (DLG), state and local officials to announce a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for the City of Mount Sterling to construct a new medical facility serving community members not currently covered by health insurance.

“We are excited today to announce this significant CDBG investment in the Mount Sterling community,” said Gov. Bevin. “The Post Clinic’s dedicated volunteer professionals provide vital medical services to area residents in need. This impactful project will increase their capacity to deliver services to even more families within Montgomery and surrounding counties.”

This new facility will provide no-cost primary health and dental care to more than 400 patients annually who are unemployed/under-employed or unserved/under-served residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee and other surrounding counties. The income eligibility for services is based on 250 percent of the federal poverty level.

The proposed new facility will be approximately 3,732 square feet and will be located adjacent to the existing Post Clinic building. The new facility will contain four medical exam rooms, four dental exam rooms, a lab, waiting room, medical records storage area, administrative area, and restrooms. The facility will be energy efficient and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) compliant.

The Post Clinic currently operates in a 4,400-square-foot building that is nearly 60 years old, and the cost of rehabilitating the building would be nearly as much as construction of a new facility. During fiscal year 2019, 432 patients were seen at the Post Clinic, indicating the need for the medical and dental services provided by Post.

The new building will focus on adding new medical care opportunities for patients, while enhancing the previous features of the current health clinic. The Post Clinic, Inc. will be responsible for owning, maintaining, insuring, and managing the health clinic.

“The compassionate medical providers of Post Clinic care for people who need it most at a difficult period in their life,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “The new clinic will be fully accessible and will provide facilities that match the quality of care offered by the professionals who freely give their time and skills for the care of others.”

“The Post Clinic does outstanding work for unserved and underserved residents of Montgomery and surrounding counties – residents who may not otherwise have access to primary health and dental care,” said Congressman Barr. “I applaud Governor Bevin and DLG for providing funding that will allow the Post Clinic’s crucial work to continue.”

"I commend Governor Bevin and the Department of Local Government for working to generate improved healthcare coverage opportunities for individuals who do not have health insurance," State Senator Ralph Alvarado said. "This funding affords us the ability to implement new facilities and expand services to Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. I am pleased to see this quality of life project being invested here in Montgomery County."

"This is tremendously good news for Montgomery County," said State Representative David Hale. "This organization has improved the quality of life for so many people here, and with this funding this mission can do so much more."

Community Development Block Grant Program

The CDBG program, overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services.

About the Department for Local Government

Funds are administered by DLG, an arm of the Office of the Governor dedicated to supporting local officials and communities. To learn more about the grant opportunities available through DLG, visit http://kydlgweb.ky.gov/.

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