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Person-Centered Planning Grants

The Person-Centered Planning (PCP) grants support states and territories to enable individuals with disabilities or long-term illnesses to reside in their homes and participate fully in their communities.


  • Change the basic model of care planning from one that is directed by the needs of institutions and provider agencies to one that responds to the needs of the individual
  • Assist states and territories in developing ways to identify the strengths, capacities, preferences, needs and desired health and quality of life outcomes of the person who needs assistance

Core Grant Elements

The grants strengthen and expand the use of current models in states by:

  • Assuring the PCP process systematically incorporates informal support and community network assessment tools
  • Training professionals (including hospital discharge planners) working in critical pathways to long-term supports and services on new community network and assessment tools
  • Developing new interventions to support caregivers and build ongoing ties for the individual to their community network of organizations and friendships

Target Populations

The target populations identified by the grantees are predominately individuals (children, youth and/or adults) with intellectual disability, development disabilities or mental illness. Four grantees targeted youth transitioning from school to adult life, and four grantees targeted the elderly.