Civil Money Penalty Grants

Medicaid Related Assistance
Medicaid & Long-Term Care

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New Opportunity for Nursing Facilities​

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has developed an application template for Nursing Facilities to request funding to provide portable fans and air cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA, H-13, or H-14) filters for nursing facilities in Nebraska through Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment funds.

CMP funds are intended to improve the care and well-being of nursing facility residents. Through the CMP program, nursing facilities can request air purifiers as part of the Visitation II grant to improve air quality for nursing facility residents and guests.

While CMS approved a maximum benefit of $3,000, per facility, nationwide, Nebraska has approved a MAXIMUM of $1,800, per facility, which can include shipping, taxes, installation, and installation materials, which may be requested for this purpose.

Facilities receiving approval will need to purchase the approved equipment and submit receipts for reimbursement. The process for reimbursement will be outlined in the approval notices. The attached FAQ from CMS contains important information regarding the allowable visitation aid.

The funds for this opportunity are directly related to Civil Money Penalties (CMP) issued by CMS for skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities. This does not apply to any other type of provider such as assisted living facilities or independent living providers.

Nebraska Medicaid supports this effort to ensure our most vulnerable citizens in long-term care facilities are protected by improving air quality with increased airflow and enhanced ventilation.​

Please refer to the CMP FAQ for further details.

If you are interested in applying for these funds, please fill out the UPDATED​ application.

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Grant Program Overview

Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Grants are intended for improving the quality of care and well-being of residents in certified nursing facilities. Grants are awarded annually to eligible entities for one-time or start-up projects. CMP Grants may not be used for nursing home services, supplies, or equipment that are the responsibility of nursing homes, such as laundry, linen, food, heat, or staffing costs. Projects must be continued or concluded without additional CMP funding. 

DHHS will award up to three CMP grant projects worth up to a combined $50,000. CMP grant awards are subject to funding availability.​

Eligible groups for CMP Grant funds include (but are not limited to): 

  • Certified Nebraska nursing facilities and their residents
  • Professional/state nursing facility associations or advocacy groups
  • Consumer advocacy organizations
  • Resident or family councils
  • Nursing facility resident quality improvement organizations or private contractors

Projects may include:

  • Training and support for the State and local long-term health care ombudsman regarding resident-centered care
  • Direct improvement to quality of resident care
  • Resident or family councils
  • Consumer education
  • Transition preparation
  • Non-routine staff training focusing on industry advancements specific to quality services

If you have questions or need further information, please email

Please see the CMP Program Manual and Grant Application for more information.