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.

DMA 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.

Objectives and Benefits


  • 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 their 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 Medicaid’s Community Alternatives Program (CAP) waiver program, Innovations or PACE.
  • Financial assistance to purchase items and services needed to transition. These include:
    • Security deposits
    • Utility startup expenses
    • Furniture
    • Accessibility modifications
    • One-time items and services that may be required to transition

Client Success Stories:


Money Follows the Person Application

Fax the application and Informed Consent Form to 919-715-4159

    Learn More

    Contact Us:

    Toll Free Phone Number: 1-855-761-9030
    Fax: 919-715-4159

    Steve Strom, Project Director
    Christy Blevins, Assistant Director
    Diane Upshaw, Budget and Contracts Coordinator
    Lakeisha LaPorte, Transitions Program 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.