Money Follows the Person Permanent Re-authorization

Money Follows the Person (MFP) helps individuals with disabilities and seniors who want to move out of nursing homes and back in their communities.

MFP has assisted more than 91,000 individuals voluntarily move into a setting of their choice, and has helped 44 states improve access to community-based long term services and supports, also known as “home and community-based services” (HCBS). Congress has
provided short-term funding for this program through the end of December.

MFP was first authorized by President Bush in 2005, with strong bipartisan support. This program must be permanently reauthorized so that all individuals with disabilities and older adults stuck in institutional settings can access to this important program and states know they can rely on this federal funding.

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