Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board


The passage of Senate Bill 14-151 abolishes the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board (NFCCAB) and establishes in its place the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board (NHIGB) for the purpose of making recommendations for the approval of grants, funded by Civil Money Penalty funds that benefit residents of nursing facilities for at least one year and not more than three year cycles. Senate Bill 19-254 expanded the Boards annual spending authority.
The Department encourages former members of the NFCCAB to submit new applications for NHIGB membership. The Department will also reach out to the broader Long Term Care stakeholder community with an invitation to submit applications.
The Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board was originally created by House Bill 09-1196. The statutory authority is located in 25-1-107.5 et al C.R.S. The function of the Board is to promote improved quality of life at nursing facilities through grants that support progressive culture change.

Culture change is the common name given to the national movement for reforming older adult services, based on person-directed values and practices, where the voices of older adults and those working with them are considered and respected. Core person-directed values are choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living. This may be translated into changes such as organization practices, physical environments, relationships at all levels, workforce models, leading to better outcomes for older adults.


    Annual Reports
    2021 Meeting Schedule & Handouts

    Our meeting has a standing meeting time and location:

    Meets the last Friday of the Month from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Department of Public Health and Environment
    4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
    Building C - Room C1E

    Denver, CO 80246 | Map



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    Board Members

    10 Members identified statutorily as:

    • Executive Director-Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing or designee
      • Richard Clark (Designee)
    • State Long-Term Care Ombudsman or designee
      • Cindy Webb (Designee)
    • Executive Director-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or designee
      • Jo Tansey (Designee)
    • Other Members (Governor appt.)
      • Hope Carwile
      • Stacey Love (chair)
      • Jenny Matlock

    Terms expire at the pleasure of the governor. Board members serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred while serving on the Board.

    Grant Application and Reports

    The Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board grant application process is open until September 15, 2019. For questions please contact

    Request for Proposals - Updated September 2019

    Grant Application Request - Updated August 2019

    Contact Us

    For information concerning the Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board meetings please contact:

    Want to join this Board?

    The Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions accepts applications for this board. If you are interested in applying for the Colorado Nursing Home Innovations Grant Board, please complete the general Boards and Commissions application and submit it along with your current resume to the Office of Boards and Commissions (scan and email, or fax preferred).

    Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions
    303-866-6368 fax

    Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities and language services for individuals whose first language is not English may be provided upon request. Please contact at 303-866-3173, or the 504/ADA Coordinator at at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need accommodations.