A new grant solicitation issued last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of $2.25 billion in grants to states to expand the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing (MFP) Demonstration program. The program provides opportunities for Americans with disabilities to receive more help to live independently and remain in their homes and communities instead of in institutional long-term care facilities. States receiving a MFP grant award will focus on re-balancing their long-term care systems needs by increasing the use of home and community-based services and decreasing the use of institutional care.
“The Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration has been critical to our efforts to deliver on the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act and expand access to community living services,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
To apply for the “FY2010 Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Grant Demonstration”, visit www.grants.gov.