Nursing Facility Enrichment Program

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

Application Cover Letter                                                       Submit application and spreadsheet to:
CMS Electronic Visit Application Template                 
MDHHS Electronic Visit Spreadsheet     

Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) are imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) when nursing homes do not maintain compliance with certain federal requirements.  A portion of the funds collected 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 requesting to receive grant funds and facilitates the use of the funds.  Only CMP proposals that meet the statutory intent of the federal regulations will be sent to CMS for a final determination of acceptance.

Purpose of the 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 involvement. The Nursing Facility Enrichment Program also uses CMP funds to increase the quality of care in nursing facilities and implement nursing facility improvements such as staff trainings. Projects under this grant program must enrich the lives of nursing facility residents. All proposals must include enhancements to nursing facility services and go beyond the services required to be provided by a nursing facility.

How to Apply
The Nursing Facility Enrichment Program (formerly: CMP Grant Program) is implementing major changes to the proposal submission process.  Proposals must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS system.  A template for the 2020 proposals is available in EGrAMS for review.  Proposals may be submitted from October 14, through November 15,  2019 at 3:00 PM.  EGrAMS will not accept proposals after 3:00 PM on November 15, 2019.

A pre-application webinar will be held on October 18, 2019.  

For more information or to apply, visit EGraMS and click the "About EGrAMS" link on the left panel to access the Grantee: Competitive Application Instructions. The complete NFEP2-2020 grant program Request for Proposal (RFP) 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 indicated below:

  • From 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 that will be working on the proposal should  create a user profile.
  • Select “Validate Workstation” to ensure that your workstation complies with the minimum requirements necessary to use 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 .

You may submit Nursing Facility Enrichment Program/CMP questions to


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