Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a state project that helps Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities move into their own homes and communities with supports.

North Carolina was awarded its MFP grant from CMS in May 2007 and began supporting individuals to transition in 2009. Under the Affordable Care Act, MFP was extended through 2020.

In 2018, NC MFP partnered with Mercer to conduct a transition sustainability analysis. The results of the analysis, and the 58 recommendations for future modifications can be accessed on the Final Report and Recommendation documents. 

As the NC MFP project moves forward we will be providing updates on various program and policy changes on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Check back regularly for changes.  


Money Follows the Person Application
Fax the application and Informed Consent Form to 919-882-1664

Objectives and Benefits

Client Success Stories


  • Increase the use of home and community-based services (HCBS)
  • Eliminate barriers that prevent or restrict Medicaid-eligible individuals from receiving long-term care in the settings of choice
  • Ensure continued provision of HCBS to those individuals who choose to transition from institutions
  • Provide quality assurance and continuous quality improvement of HCBS with supports


    Professional Development Opportunities

    NC Community Transitions Institute 

    Transition Coordination and Program Operations


    Contact Us:

    Phone: 855-761-9030
    Fax: 919-882-1664

    Steve Strom, Project Director
    Antoinette Allen-Pearson, Associate Director 
    Diane Upshaw, Budget and Contracts Coordinator
    Eric Fox, Field Director  
    Christina Travoto, Transitions Program Coordinator 
    Dylan McNeill, Applications Coordinator
    Laura Ross, Data Coordinator
    Tracy Pakornsawat, Professional Development Coordinator

    The project described (MFP) was supported by Funding Opportunity Number 03-017-00-108 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare  Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.