Community Living Grants: Nursing Home Diversion Programs

Page Reviewed / Updated - May 2014

Misperceptions about Long Term Care Programs
This section of the website focuses on programs in which there are misperceptions and confusion about the elder care benefits they provide. We include this information so families understand what programs are not relevant and do not extend their efforts pursuing them. Search for programs which do provide financial assistance here.

Definition: Community Living Grants

Community Living Grants are not individual grants provided directly to families. Instead this is a federal grant program that provides funding to the states for the development of programs that assist individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid and potentially require nursing home level care.  The goal of the program is to help families care for their loved ones at home instead of having them placed in skilled nursing facilities.

There is much confusion regarding this program partly due to the variety of names by which it is referred and because of similarly named local programs. One may hear Community Living Grants referred to as:

  • Community Living Program
  • Community Living Program Grants
  • CLP Grants
  • Nursing Home Diversion Programs
  • Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Grants Program
  • NHD Programs

Generating further confusion is the fact that there is also a program with a similar name designed for specifically for veterans called the Community Living Program – Veterans Directed HCBS.

 


Benefits

While individuals do not receive direct financial assistance from these grants, the state programs that have been developed based on this grant money do directly assist families.   Individual state programs are discussed in detail in greater detail on this website.  A state by state list of assistance programs is available here.

 

States Receiving Grants

There have been 3 rounds of grants provided to 28 states.


Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Oregon
South Carolina
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin