Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Supplemental Funding Announcement

On September 23, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced supplemental funding of up to $165 million for states currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration programs. Each state is eligible to receive up to $5 million in supplemental funding for planning and capacity building activities to accelerate long-term care system transformation design and implementation, and to expand Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) capacity. To receive the funding award, state grantees are required to submit a proposal that includes a project narrative by June 30, 2021.

Stakeholder Engagement 

Overview and Input Webinar

 In response to CMS' request and to promote collaboration amongst DHCS and its partners, DHCS will host a stakeholder input webinar on December 4, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The webinar will include an overview of the funding opportunity, funding utilization and restrictions, and DHCS' plan to commission a Gap Analysis study for its HCBS and Managed Medi-Cal Long-Term Supports and Services (MLTSS) programs and networks. Additionally, this webinar will serve as a public input opportunity to discuss allocation of the supplemental federal funding and solicit feedback on how to meet CMS' objectives through the award. 

DATE:            December 4, 2020
TIME:             1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WEBINAR INFORMATION: At the appropriate time, use the following link and login information to join the

Money Follows the Person (MFP) - Stakeholder Input Meeting for Additional Federal Funding WebEx event: 

Password: welcome1
Event number: 145 330 9043
Call in number: +1 (415) 655-0001

Meeting Materials:

Proposal Follow-up Webinar

In January 2021, DHCS will host another webinar to finalize stakeholder input. DHCS will use the feedback from the stakeholder webinars, as well as written stakeholder feedback, to inform the final proposal submitted to CMS. DHCS intends to submit the proposal to CMS for approval by March 2021. More information about the submission timeline, including future stakeholder meetings, will be provided in the webinar.

Public Feedback

Please submit public feedback, by December 16, 2020, to the CCT email inbox, at: California.CommunityTransitions@DHCS.CA.gov. Please include “MFP Supplemental Funding Public Feedback" in the subject line.

Public feedback may also be submitted to DHCS by mail, to the following address:

Department of Health Care Services
Integrated Systems of Care Division
P.O. Box 997437, MS 4502
Sacramento, CA 95899-7437
Attn: HCBS Section

Timeline


December 4, 2020Stakeholder Presentation
December 16, 2020Deadline to submit public Feedback
January 2021*Second Stakeholder Presentation
March 2021*DHCS' target for submitting proposal and budget request to CMS
June 30, 2021Deadline to submit proposal and budget request to CMS
*Dates are approximations and subject to change

Questions

To submit questions about the CMS-MFP Supplemental Funding Opportunity, send them by email to: California.CommunityTransitions@dhcs.ca.gov, or by mail to the following address:

Department of Health Care Services
Integrated Systems of Care Division
P.O. Box 997437, MS 4502
Sacramento, CA 95899-7437
Attn: HCBS Section

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