Civil Money Penalty In-Person Visitation Aid Grant

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This grant allows Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and associations on behalf of facilities to apply for funding for in-person visitation support materials.


CMP In-Person Visitation grants provide funding for nursing homes to facilitate safer in-person visits through use of outdoor and indoor equipment such as tents, clear dividers, portable fans, and portable room air cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA, H-13 or 14) filters in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Replacement air filters are a prohibited expense under this program. 

Facilities must attest they meet the requirements to purchase the materials and facilitate in-person visitation for residents. Facilities must be certified through the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Applicants may request up to a maximum of $3,000.00 per facility. Applicants must use the template provided on the CDPH website; cover letters are not required.

Keywords: In-Person, Visitation, Tents, Partitions, Dividers, Air Quality, HEPA, Skilled Nursing Facility, SNF, CMS, CDPH, CMP, Civil Money Penalty, Public Health

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Typical applicants include, but are not limited to: Certified Long Term Care (LTC) facilities (SNF, NF, SNF/NF), and related organizations applying on behalf of LTC facilities. 

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants may be based nationwide, however the recipient of funding must be a certified Skilled Nursing Facility.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Ongoing basis.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
One-time purchase.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

A CMP is a monetary penalty the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may impose against nursing homes for non-compliance with one or more Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care facilities. A portion of CMPs is returned to states in which CMPs are imposed and are reinvested to support activities that benefit nursing home residents and that protect or improve their quality of care or quality of life.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

CDPH will provide reimbursement checks after receiving receipts of approved purchases and processing invoices.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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