The Money Follows The Person program, (MFP), is about halfway to being renewed. The House passed it this week. Now it moves to the Senate, and we need people to call their Senators and ask them to support it. You can use this Action Alert from the American Association of People with Disabilities, (AAPD), by clicking this link.
From the Action Alert:
“MFP helps people with disabilities and older adults who want to move out of nursing homes or other institutions get back into their communities. MFP has assisted more than 88,000 individuals voluntarily move into a setting of their choice – it has improved the lives of older adults and people with disabilities, saved states money, and led to better outcomes. That’s why nearly every state has participated in the program. However, MFP expired September 30, 2016 and states are running out of funding. People with disabilities deserve the right to live in the community, rather than spending their lives segregated into institutions.”
Please call now. This program is an important part of NCCI’s work!