Money Follows the Person


Money Follows the Person (MFP) Partnership for Community Integration Project is a $51 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It will provide opportunities for individuals in Iowa to move out of Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and into their own homes in the community of their choice. Individuals living in Nursing Facilities may also qualify. Grant funds provide funding for the transition services and enhanced supports needed for the first year after they transition into the community. MFP assistance is available to individuals with a diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability or Brain Injury who has lived in an ICF/ID or a Nursing Facility for at least three months. The individual must express an interest moving from the ICF/ID or Nursing Facility into the community. For more information, call Brooke Lovelace, MFP coordinator at 515-256-4637 or email blovela@dhs.state.ia.us

Relevant MFP Documents
Thinking Outside the Employment Box
Authorization to obtain or release health care information
MFP Consumer Manual (The Partnership for Community Integration)

Operational Protocol for MFP Grant