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
- Participants receive supports through one of these Medicaid waiver programs:
- Financial assistance to purchase items and services needed to transition. These include:
- Security deposits
- Utility startup expenses
- Accessibility modifications
- One-time items and services that may be required to transition
Professional Development Opportunities
NC Community Transitions Institute
Transition Coordination and Program Operations
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.