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Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Tennessee's MFP program aligns with the CHOICES and Employment and Community First CHOICES program and the State’s 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers for individuals with an intellectual disability to help transition eligible individuals from institutions into qualified residences in the community, and help rebalance the State’s LTSS expenditures.

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally funded grant awarded to TennCare with the purpose of assisting the state to transition people from nursing homes and institutions to home and community based care, and to also assist the state to rebalance their long term care expenditures.

What does this program do for our members?

  • Increase the amount of funding for building better and safer home settings for our members to move into from nursing homes and institutions.
  • Increase consumer direction participation
  • Increase direct support workforce to ensure there are enough qualified workers to assist people in their own homes

To Qualify for MFP Participation:

You must be in a nursing home with CHOICES coverage or in an institution and qualify for ICF/IID coverage, and be able to move into a home and community based setting in the future. You must also be willing to participate in surveys; your MCO/DIDD may explain this further. For more information, click on the How to Apply tab on this site for the appropriate referral.