​​Health Care Quality Accounts Grants Program​

OHCQ's Health Care Quality Accounts (HCQA) Grants Program is funded by receipt of civil money penalties imposed by OHCQ on nursing homes or assisted living facilities for serious noncompliance with regulations.  The funds are used to support activities that improve the quality of life of individuals who reside in Maryland's nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 


​HCQA Grants Committee

​A committee reviews submitted proposals that meet eligibility criteria and determines which applications are approved for State funds.  Proposals for federal funding that meet the eligibility criteria are forwarded to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for review and approval.  The grant committee includes:          

  • Deputy Director, Long Term Care, Office of Health Care Quality
  • Deputy Director, State Programs, Office of Health Care Quality
  • Fiscal Officer, Office of Health Care Quality      
  • Chief Nurse, Office of Health Care Quality
  • Chief ​Medical Officer or Medical Director​​, Office of Health Care Quality​​​​​​
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of Health Care Quality (serving as an advisory role)

Grants Awards Process

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.  Grants are only awarded for projects designed to improve the quality of care provided to residents in nursing homes and/or assisted living facilities.

​Apply for a Grant

OHCQ is seeking 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.​  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 Grant Administrator:

Shaliek Maxwell-West
Administrator
410-402-8189
​hcqa.grants@maryland.gov