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Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Grant Program

Website Updated 12/5/2023


Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) are fines imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on nursing facilities that do not meet federal health and safety standards. CMS releases a portion of CMP funds to be reinvested in support of projects that improve overall quality of life and care of nursing facility residents. The Michigan Long Term Care Division, a branch of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for the oversight and administration of the grant programs and seeks innovative projects that support, protect, and benefit nursing facility residents. The goal is to enhance the quality of care and quality of life for nursing facility residents through initiatives that focus on enhancement or educational philosophies through current and sound evidence-based practices.

Eligibility Information

Nursing facilities are encouraged to apply, along with other organizations aspiring to enrich the quality of life and care for nursing home residents. Organizations are not eligible to receive CMP funds if the organization:

  • Currently owe any CMS fines
  • Are in a conflict-of-interest relationship with the entity (ies) who will benefit from the intended project(s) or use(s)
  • Are a recipient of a contract or grant or other payment from Federal or State sources for the same project or use
  • Is paid by a State or Federal source to perform the same function as the CMP project or use.

Important Dates to Remember

Application Open Date April 8, 2024
Application Close Date May 23, 2024
Project Start Date October 1, 2024
How to Apply
    • Applying Process w/ EGrAMs
    • Visit EGraMS and click the "About EGrAMS" link on the left panel to access the Grantee: Competitive Application Instructions.
    • The complete NFEP-xxxx grant program Request for Proposal (RFP) can be accessed in the 'Current Grants' section under Medical Services           Administration

Review Process

Applications will be reviewed by a team of reviewers. This process can take up to 16 weeks. Once the review process is completed, applicants can expect to receive a final determination. Determination letters will be sent to the parties listed on the application via email.


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