MFP Call-In Day

Join our Facebook Event for the latest updates on the call-in day to support permanent funding for MFP on Monday, December 16th and be sure to share your story and encourage others to call their members of Congress using #FundMFP!

For more information on MFP and the importance of permanent funding, check out our fact sheet.

Bring People with Disabilities and Aging Americans HOME!

Money Follows the Person has provided funding to states to help more than 91,000 people with disabilities and older adults move from nursing homes and other institutions back to their communities. Since 2005, MFP has shown positive outcomes for people and cost savings for states, but funding for this critical program will expire the end of December if Congress doesn’t act!

Congress has introduced legislation to permanently fund MFP. Permanent funding is critical; many states have stopped transitions or even dropped out without the assurance of long-term funding. 

Time is running out: MFP is only funded until the end of December. Call your members of Congress and urge them to support permanent funding for MFP!

Call your Members of Congress:

  1. Call the Capitol Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121 (voice) or (202) 224-3091(tty) and ask to be connected to your senators or representative.
  2. Repeat. You can use this easy tool to find your members of Congress.
Easy Call Script:
Hello, this is  [Name] . I’m a resident of  [Town, State] .  

I am calling to express my concern about the expiration of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.

MFP has enabled over 91,000 older adults and people with disabilities living in institutions to transition back to their communities.  MFP is fiscally responsible: it has improved the quality of life for thousands of individuals while saving states money.  Congress passed stop-gap funding for the program but those funds will run out at the end of the year.  States have stopped transitions and even dropped out of the program without the assurance of long-term funding.

I am asking  [Senator’s Name] to support permanent funding of the Money Follows the Person Program.

Thank you for taking my call!

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address and zip code to ensure your call is tallied]

[Optional Add On]

Personal stories are the most effective form of advocacy. Talk about why Money Follows the Person is important for you or someone you know and love.  

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