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Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Tennessee Department of Health
Nov 1, 2019

Melissa Painter


The Tennessee Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program provides grants for the implementation of innovative, evidence-based programs that will improve the quality of life or care in nursing homes.

Applications should target one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Implementation of strategies to reduce hospital acquired infections and hospital readmissions among nursing home residents
  • Implementation of emergency preparedness initiatives that expand upon and go beyond the required regulations
  • Reduction of avoidable hospital readmissions among nursing home facility residents
  • Improvements of nursing home facilities' CMS star ratings
  • Implementation of strategies to increase resident rights awareness and practices, specifically related to reduction of elder abuse/neglect and improved care of those living with dementia

Eligible organizations include:

  • Certified nursing homes
  • Academic or research institutions
  • Local, state, and tribal governments
  • Health-related service providers
  • Consumer advocacy organizations
  • Professional nursing home associations
  • Quality improvement organizations
  • State ombudsman programs
  • Resident or family councils
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Funding amounts will vary by circumstance and need; however, grants will typically not exceed $1,000,000.

The project period for each grant will typically be 12 months, but if exceeding 12 months may not extend beyond 36 months.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the application form are available on the program website.

Submit the completed application using the online form.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Aging and aging-related services · Dementia · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Healthcare quality · Long-term care · People with disabilities · Tennessee

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