Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Money Follows the Person is a federal demonstration grant given to help residents of qualified institutional settings (nursing homes and institutions for people with developmental disabilities) move back into communities to live.

Populations Served

This grant serves four very distinct populations, the descriptions below are based on the Federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Program descriptions:

Qualifications for Participants

  • A current resident of a nursing facility (NF) or Intellectual/Developmental Disability Institution [ICF/MR, SMRH, PRTF (PRTF stay is for individuals 18 years of age or younger)] with 90 days continuous stay
  • Medicare reimbursed days do not count toward the 90 day requirement
  • Medicaid eligible 1 day prior to receiving MFP services
  • Meet the functional eligibility for Program services
  • Have interest in moving back to the community

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the general process?

  • What kind of services may the MFP customer receive?

  • How can I get more information about the HCBS MFP Program?

  • Where can MFP customers live?

  • Can I move to Assistive Living with MFP?

  • I don’t have anyone to help me find housing. What do I do?

  • How does someone get referred to Money Follows the Person?

  • How long does it take to move through the Money Follows the Person process? When can a person move out of the nursing home after having been determined to begin the Federal MFP program process?

  • Once someone has been determined eligible to begin the Federal MFP program process, can they later be determined ineligible?

  • If a customer decides to do Money Follows the Person and is determined eligible, can he/she move into the community right away or do they need to wait for some process or procedure?

  • What is the process for Money Follow the Person transition from the nursing facility into the community?

History and Additional Information