Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Grant

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This grant allows applicants to apply for funding to implement programs for improving Skilled Nursing Facility residents' quality of life. Projects may span topics such as training, culture change and direct improvements to quality of life, direct improvements to quality of care, and other applicable topics.


This grant opportunity allows Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), non-profit organizations, consumer advocacy organizations, and more to apply for funding to execute projects to improve the lives of SNF residents.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing methods to increase Person-Centered Care, Infection Control Training, Arts and Engagement projects, and other topics.

Examples of projects that will not be approved for CMP funding include, but are not limited to, research-only projects, projects with an indirect benefit to nursing residents, capital improvements to a facility, duplication of CMS requirements, paying for nursing home staff salaries, or high-dollar, complex technology, such as but not limited to engagement technology, telemedicine, alert systems, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, etc. 

Applicants must use the template provided on the CDPH website. Projects may vary in length up to a maximum of 36 months. Award size is dependent on project request up to the allowable amount. 

Keywords: Civil Money Penalty, CMP, CDPH, CMS, Skilled Nursing Facility, Reinvestment, Public Health, SNF

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

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

Examples of eligible organizations include, but are not limited to: Certified Long Term Care (LTC) facilities (SNF, NF, SNF/NF), Consumer advocacy organizations, Resident or family councils, Professional or State nursing home associations, Private contractors

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants may be based nationwide, however the projects must involve certified Skilled Nursing Facilities within California.

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.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Cannot exceed 36 mos

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:

The CA Department of Public Health will provide reimbursement checks after receiving receipts of approved purchases or services provided and processing invoices.

How to Apply

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


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