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In June 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invited States and Territories to submit grant proposals for the National Background Check Program, making Federal matching funds available to those that applied to CMS and met the program requirements. The last and final grant solicitation closed on December 15, 2017.
More information about the program and the solicitation can be found in the following documents:
- Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access Employees of Long Term Care Facilities and Providers, Ninth Announcement CFDA #93.506. The grant solicitation document provides information States use to apply for funding from the National Background Check Program. (May 2013) (Download PDF)
- Questions and Answers about the National Background Check Program for Long Term Care Facilities and Providers. The questions and answers document addresses a wide range of questions regarding the National Background Check Program. (Updated, January 2014) (Download PDF)
- The CMS Office of Acquisition and Grant Management synopsis for the National Background Check Program grant opportunity. (Click here.)