The Empower Care Act gets individuals with disabilities and seniors out of nursing homes and back in their communities. The Act funds the Money Follows the Person program (MFP) which has assisted more than 88,000 individuals in moving into a setting of their choice and has helped states improve access to home and community-based services.
Time is Running Out: Short-term MFP funding to Help People Transition Ends in September and is likely to run out even sooner! Congress passed $112 million stop-gap funding through the end of March for the program in January 2019, we anticipate those funds will run out before the end of the fiscal year, September 2019 in many states.
First authorized by President George W. Bush in 2005 with strong bipartisan support, Money Follows the Person (MFP) funding gets individuals with disabilities and seniors out of nursing homes and back in their communities.
Support the Empower Care Act – a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate (S. 548) by Senators Portman (R-OH) and Cantwell (D-WA) and in the House (H.R. 1342) by Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY 2nd) and Dingell (D-MI 12th). We urge Congress to support people with disabilities and pass the Empower Care Act before funding runs out in September.