New Jersey Money Follows the Person

New Jersey

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federal demonstration project that helps eligible individuals who have been residing in nursing homes and developmental centers for a minimum of 90 consecutive days move into a community-setting. The setting will offer transitional services and long-term supports that prevent or delay the need to return to institutionalization care. The same public funds that pay for services in the institution will pay for services in the community, only the service providers may change. Participants are monitored to ensure the program meets their needs and interviewed periodically as part of the grant’s evaluation process. Participants receive a special package of services through MFP for one year after they move from an institution.

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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