Due to lack of funding, the In-Home and Family Support program was terminated the end of August 2017. This page is remained strictly for historical purposes.
This program provides a grant of up to $3,600 annually to help prevent nursing home placement.
Texas’ In-Home and Family Support Program (IH/FSP) is also referred as the Community Services IHFS Grant. These grants are intended to provide support to physically disabled individuals who do not also have intellectual disabilities in the interest of preserving their independence. This can include persons with lifelong disabilities, those acquired through normal aging, or those that result from a medical condition, such as a muscular or nervous system disorder.
The objective of the program is to offer financial support that will enable them to continue living independently in their home and not be institutionalized. IHFS participants can be granted up to $3,600 / year in financial assistance.
Approximately 6,000 Texans receive the grant each year and they are given considerable flexibility as to how they spend the grant.
Benefits and Services
IH/FSP participants are given considerable flexibility in how they spend their annual grant. The grant amount can be up to $3,600, and services and supports may include the following:
- Assistive Technology
- Assistive Technology Training
- Attendant Care
- Durable Medical Equipment
- Environmental Adaptations
- Health Services
- Home Health Aides
- Home Modifications (to accommodate for their disability)
- Homemaker Services
- Out-of-pocket medication costs
- Respite Care