Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Grant Program


[Formerly known as Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Grant Program]

MDHHS is currently offering three grant opportunities to support nursing facilities during the pandemic. The goal is to reduce residents’ social isolation and improve infection prevention and control.
Please note:

  • Each grant opportunity has its own email address for submitting applications and questions.
  • Each grant opportunity has its own application deadline.
  • Each application is unique and must be completed accurately to avoid delays in the approval process.

Nursing Facility Visitor Grants
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowed the state to use CMP funds for nurse visit grants. Nursing facilities can charge up to $3,000 for tents and plexiglass screens. Applications are due December 1, 2020. Please submit to: [email protected]

Grants for Infection Control in Nursing Facilities
MDHHS is no longer accepting applications for infection control grants.

Application Cover Letter Submit application and spreadsheet to:
CMS Electronic Tour Request Template [email protected]
MDHHS Electronic Visit Spreadsheet

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDHHS will not be accepting nursing facility enrichment grant proposals in October 2020. We look forward to resuming these grant opportunities in the future.
Information will be published on this site.

Michigan State Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Plan 2021

Civil monetary penalties (CMPs) are imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when nursing homes fail to meet certain federal requirements. A portion of funds raised by CMS are returned to states to support activities that protect and benefit nursing home residents. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) accepts project proposals applying to receive grant funds and facilitates the use of funds. Only CMP proposals that meet the statutory intent of federal regulation will be forwarded to CMS for a final decision of acceptance.

Purpose of Nursing Facility Enrichment Program
The purpose of the Nursing Facility Enrichment Program is to use Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) funds to support projects and activities that will benefit nursing facility residents, family councils and other types of resident participation. The Nursing Facility Enrichment Program also uses CMP funds to improve the quality of care in nursing facilities and implement improvements to nursing facilities such as staff training. Projects under this grant program must enrich the lives of residents of nursing care facilities. All proposals must include improvements to the services of the nursing facility and go beyond the services that must be provided by a nursing facility.

How to register
Application instructions will be available before the next application period. The next application period is expected to begin in April 2021. MDHHS will determine the application period based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information or to apply, visit EGraMS and click on the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the Grantee: Competitive Application Instructions. The complete Request for Proposal (RFP) for the NFEPD-xxxx grants program can be accessed in the “Current Grants” section under Medical Services Administration.

New to EGrAMS?
If you are not currently using EGrAMS, we strongly encourage you to register by going to the EGrAMS portal and following the instructions listed below:

  • In the left menu, select “Register your agency” and follow the instructions.
  • Select “Create User Profile” and follow the instructions. Each staff member in your organization who will work on the proposal must create a user profile.
  • Select “Validate workstation” to ensure that your workstation meets the minimum requirements needed to use the EGrAMS functions.
  • Selecting “Grant Opportunity Notification” will allow you to receive email notifications of grant opportunities from the departments you select.

A user manual is provided under the “About EGrAMS” tab.

For assistance, please contact the EGrAMS Helpline at 517-335-3359 or [email protected]

You can submit questions about the Nursing Facility Enrichment Program/CMP to [email protected]

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