Grants go a long way toward completing substance abuse treatment facility in Prestonburg
A new half-million-dollar community block grant awarded to the city of Prestonsburg will keep construction moving forward for one local mental health initiative. Prestonsburg was awarded $500,000 in funds to go towards the construction of the new Stone Crest Substance Abuse Complex by Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC). To go with the grant money, MCCC is expecting $400,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission and hoping to get an additional $200,000 commitment of coal severance funds payable over a two-year period, which will enable them to complete construction. The total estimated cost of the project is $2,886,177. Operation of the facility will be maintained through client fees, allocation from state federal substance abuse block grants, federal probation and parole per diems, and Kentucky Department of Corrections per diems.