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.

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


Reasonable accommodations for the meetings will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  
Please contact John R. Barry at 303-866-3173 at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting if you need to make arrangements.