Money Follows the Person is an incredibly successful federal program that helps people move out of institutional care and live at home. But it’s in danger. If Congress does nothing, MFP will expire at the end of this month.
Since 2005, MFP has helped more than 51,000 people move out of institutional settings, back into their own homes. And it’s helped thousands more stay out of institutions in the first place.
Plus, with MFP, everyone wins. People regain their independence, and state and federal governments save money because it costs less to provide services and supports in the community than in an institution.
Join us to tell Congress that we can’t afford not to renew MFP!
When you sign, we’ll add your name to the petition below:
I am writing to urge you to vote to continue to fund the federal Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program. MFP gives people the right to decide where they live and receive home and community services and supports. It provides assistance, support and funding to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, and older adults who want to transition to their own homes or a community residence instead of living in a facility.
MFP is a successful program. Since 2005, it has expanded into 44 states and helped more than 51,000 individuals move out of nursing facilities and institutional settings. These transitions have increased the quality of life, self-determination and community participation of thousands of people.
Despite strong bipartisan support, this crucial program is about to DISAPPEAR. Unless Congress takes action, the MFP program will stop on Sept 30, 2016.
Please support continued funding for MFP! It’s a program where everyone wins: individuals regain their independence, and state and federal governments save money because it costs less to provide someone with services and supports in the community than in institutions.