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Nursing Facility Enrichment Program

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


MDHHS is currently offering three grant opportunities to support nursing facilities during the pandemic. The purpose is to decrease social isolation of residents and to improve infection prevention and control.
Please note:

  • Each grant opportunity has its own email address for sending applications and questions.
  • Each grant opportunity has its own due date for applications.
  • Each application is unique and must be completed accurately to avoid delays in the approval process.

Nursing Facility Visitation Grants
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided the opportunity for state use of CMP funds for Nursing Visitation Grants. Nursing facilities may apply for up to $3,000 for tents and plexiglass shields. Applications are due December 1, 2020. Please submit to:

Nursing Facility Infection Control Grants
MDHHS is no longer accepting applications for Infection Control Grants.




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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MDHHS will not be accepting Nursing Facility Enrichment Grant proposals during October, 2020. We look forward to resuming these grant opportunities in the future. 
Information will be posted on this site.

Michigan 2021 Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment State Plan

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
Application instructions will be made available in advance of the next application period. The next application period is scheduled to begin April 2021. MDHHS will determine the application period based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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 NFEPD-xxxx 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