Money Follows the Person

Money Follows the Person Website

Virginia is one of 31 states participating in a five-year, $1.75 billion Money Follows the Person (“MFP”) Demonstration project designed to create a system of long-term services and supports that better enable individuals to transition from certain long-term care institutions into the community. This project supports Virginia’s Olmstead initiative and complements the efforts of the recently awarded Systems Transformation Grant that aims to improve the infrastructure for community-based long-term supports. Virginia’s MFP project, administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services, will make over $28 million in federal Medicaid funds available to support Virginia’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.

The “MFP” project is now underway. The “Operational Protocol” serves as Virginia’s program manual or Guidebook for the project. This Guidebook has been approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; also, access the guidebook.

An MFP Housing and Transportation Resource Bank has recently been added to the website. The resource bank includes information about how individuals can access housing and transportation, and the work that is being done to increase available, affordable and accessible housing and non-Medicaid transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.