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CMS Federal Grant Opportunity

Reinvestment of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Homes

Overview

Federal law, Sections 1819(h)(2)(B)(ii)(IV)(ff) and 1919(h)(3)(C)(ii)(IV)(ff) of the Social Security Act (the Act) incorporate specific provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (the Affordable Care Act, ACA) (Pub. L. 111-148), provides for the collection and use of CMP funds imposed by CMS when nursing homes do not meet the Medicare Requirements for Participation.  The Act provides that a portion of CMP funds could be used to support activities that benefit nursing home residents, including projects that assure quality care within nursing home.

The solicitation for this federal grant opportunity identifies the goals/objectives for these potential CMP projects, as well providing the eligibility criteria and instructions for the application process.  Applicants must address all the requirements described within the solicitation.

What's New

The CMS is inviting proposals for consideration to use CMP funds in a federal grant program to support and further expand the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.  CMS is currently targeting projects that would improve dementia care in nursing homes and involve the utilization of nonpharmacological approaches and the reduction of antipsychotic medications when there is no valid clinical indication.  Competitive applications will consist of original ideas or ideas that support the National Partnership without duplicating current efforts.  Additional information about the solicitation can be found by visiting the download files listed below. Questions regarding the CMS Federal Grant Opportunity may be directed to Fed_CMPGrant@cms.hhs.gov.

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