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Tennessee encourages nursing homes to apply for funding to help facilitate visitations

ZARAGOZA, SPAIN - APRIL 28: An elderly woman with Covid-19 holds the hands of a Spanish Red Cross volunteer as she is transferred from the Pyrenees residence to another residence where only Coronavirus is infected on April 28, 2020 in Zaragoza, Spain. In Aragon, the Red Cross are transferring patients infected with Covid-19 from elderly care homes to others with Covid-19 patients. In Spain there are approximately 5,400 care homes for the elderly and unconfirmed figures suggest that more than 16,000 people who have died in nursing homes recently have suffered from Covid-19 or its symptoms. (Photo by Alvaro Calvo/Getty Images)

Tennessee is encouraging nursing homes to apply for funding to help facilitate in-person visitation.

Tennessee Department of Health officials said up to $3,000 is available to nursing homes through Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment funds.

This money can be used to provide in-person visitation aids, installations, materials and shipping costs.

Another $3,000 is available to nursing homes to provide nursing home residents with adaptive technologies and accessories. This is through the CMP TDH program which can be found here.

Applications for the CMP Program are due Nov. 6.

Click here to read the state's latest guidance for nursing homes and long-care facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.