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 provides 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, Psychiatric Mental Institutes for Children (PMIC), and inpatient hospital settings 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 have lived in a qualifying facility for at least 60 consecutive days. The individual must express an interest moving from the facility setting into the community. For more information, contact Lindsey Robertson, MFP coordinator at lrobert1@dhs.state.ia.us

Relevant MFP Documents

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Update
Transition Guidebook for the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program
Thinking Outside the Employment Box
Authorization to obtain or release health care information
MFP Team Contact Information and Service Area
MFP Consumer Manual (The Partnership for Community Integration)

Operational Protocol for MFP Grant