Health Care Quality Accounts Grants Program​

The Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) seeks applications for the Health Care Quality Accounts (HCQA) Grants Program for projects designed to improve the quality of care provided to residents in nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities.​

Grants Awards Process​


 Application Instructions                            Progress / Final Report ​​Instructions​

Applications for grants are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.  Grant amounts vary, dependent upon the availability of funds and the number of approved applications.

HCQA Grants Committee 

A committee reviews submitted proposals that meet eligibility criteria and determines which applications are approved.  Proposals for federal funding will be submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its approval. The use of state funds from the HCQA can be determined directly by the committee. Each applicant organization will be notified of the committee’s decision.​

This committee currently includes:             
• Deputy Director, Federal Programs, OHCQ​
• Deputy Director, Long Term Care Programs, OHCQ​
• Deputy Director, State Programs, OHCQ
• Chief Fiscal Officer, OHCQ
• Chief Nurse, OHCQ
• Assistant Inspector General, MDH OIG
• Assistant Attorney General, OHCQ​

For more information contact:
HCQA Grants Management Staff