This week ANCOR was featured in a Disability Scoop article on the topic of the Money Follows the Person program. Recently a short term extension of the program was signed into law. ANCOR and other disability organizations leading the effort are hoping for approval of more long term funding for the program.
As shared in the article:
“For the third time this year, additional funding will keep alive a federal program that moves individuals with disabilities from institutions into the community while lawmakers consider a longer-term plan.
Legislation signed this month by President Donald Trump allots another $122.5 million for Money Follows the Person….
The latest action will keep the program running through the end of this year. But given all the uncertainty, it’s operating in a weakened fashion, advocates say.
“States are currently not transitioning any new (people), just continuing with people who are already transitioning,” said Sarah Meek, director of legislative affairs for the American Network of Community Options and Resources, or ANCOR.”
Accordingly, Meek’s group and others are pressuring Congress to follow through on a long-term renewal.”