National Background Check Program (NBCP) Grant Award Updates
• Grantee States may apply for a fifth year no-cost grant extension. The grant period of 36 months may be extended, up to
five years (60 months), as applicable.
• Grantee States may apply for the full award amount allowed under section 6201 of the Affordable Care Act. Grantee States
that did not receive the full amount may apply for the remaining amount, up to $3 million, as applicable.
• Interested States may still apply for an award. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting applications
on a flow basis. Applications are acted upon every 30 days.