Healthcare Facility Regulation Relaunches its Civil Money Penalty Grant Program

May 23, 2017

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD), is encouraging eligible organizations to apply for the Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Fund Grant. This grant program is designed to support, protect and benefit nursing facility residents.

The CMP Fund Grant Program was created using civil money penalties imposed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Georgia receives a portion of the collected funds to be used to support projects that improve the overall quality of life and/or care of nursing facility residents.

The following types of organizations and entities are eligible to apply for this grant:

  • certified nursing facilities,
  • academic or research institutions,
  • state, local or tribal governments,
  • profit or not-for-profit; or
  • other types of organizations that are interested in promoting quality of care and/or quality of life of nursing facility residents.                                                                                                       

The CMP Fund Grants are awarded to organizations who are looking to enhance program initiatives geared towards improving the lives of nursing facility residents. However, the funds cannot be used to supply resources for normal facility operations.

“Georgia’s nursing facility residents have already benefited from a number of extraordinary projects and HFRD is excited to receive additional project requests that will provide a direct impact to the quality of care and quality of life of nursing facility residents,” said LaKeisha Porter, CMP Grant Manager.

For full details on the program and application instructions please visit: http://dch.georgia.gov/civil-money-penalty-cmp-fund-grants

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