Technical Assistance for Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Family smiling at the camera, MFP logo: Money Follows the Person

Enacted by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist states (in collaboration with stakeholders) to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative assists states in their efforts to reduce their reliance on institutional care, all while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, and thereby enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate within their communities.

New Editions provided technical assistance (TA) to grantees to help them successfully implement their MFP Demonstration Grant. Our team conducted needs assessments with the MFP grantees to identify both individual state and general TA needs. We also developed and conducted training and TA sessions for up to 44 grantees and supporting organizations. TA delivery channels included individual state consultations; teleconferences; web-based video conferences; newsletters; informal peer-to-peer, short-term intensive sessions; and customized knowledge dissemination channels.