Money Follows the Person Program
In 2007, Iowa received a $51 million dollar federal "Money Follows the Person" (MFP) grant to assist residents of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) to move into a community of their choice.
Since 2014, Iowa has also been able to assist individuals living in nursing facilities with either an intellectual disability or brain injury diagnosis to move into a community of their choice. To date, Iowa has transitioned 513 individuals into the community. Iowa's MFP grant is authorized to continue through at least 2018.