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Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board

Grant Application / Deliverables / Instructions / Reports 



The Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board new grant application process for the 2015-16 grant cycle will open September 2, 2014.  Applications have to be submitted electronically to no later than December 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 

Grant application and instructions may be accessed at the link above or in the left navigation.

The passage of Senate Bill 14-151 abolishes the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board (NFCCAB) and establishes in its place the Nursing Home Innovation Grant Board (NHIGB) for the purpose of making recommendations for grant approval funded by Civil Money Penalty funds that benefit residents of nursing facilities for at least one year and not more than three year cycles.

The Department encourages former members of the NFCCAB to complete and submit new applications for NHIGB membership. Maintaining momentum is important as we embark on a new grant cycle. Having knowledgeable and experienced board members is important to maintaining focus on the good work ahead.

The Department will also be reaching out to the broader long-term care stakeholder community with an invitation to submit applications. Doing so is beneficial for two reasons. First, it ensures that all those interested have an opportunity to contribute to the success of this effort. Second, it increases the likelihood that all available board positions are filled.  

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.


10 Members identified by statute as:


Vacant (HCPF Designee)

Executive Director-Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing or designee


Cindy Webb (Designee)

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman or designee

Vacant, Chairperson

One Member Representing the Colorado Culture Change Coalition or its Successor Organization

Jo Tansey (Designee)

Executive Director-Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or designee

Carolyn M. Mickey 


Dana Olson

Three Members Currently Employed in Long-Term Care Nursing Facilities (Governor appt)


One Member Who is or Represents a Consumer of Long-Term Care


One Member Representing the Business Community


One Member Representing the Disability Community Who is Either a Resident of a Nursing Facility

or a Family Member of a Nursing Facility Resident


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


The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions accepts applications for this board.  If you are interested in applying for the Colorado Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability 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