Interagency Rates Committee

Welcome to the Interagency Rates Committee Website. The Interagency Rates Committee (IRC) is comprised of representatives from the Department of Budget and Management, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Administration/Mental Hygiene Administration, Department of Human Resources/Social Services Administration, Department of Juvenile Services, Governor's Office for Children and the Maryland State Department of Education.

The IRC is charged with developing and operating a rate process for residential child care and child placement agency programs that is fair, equitable and predictable. The IRC has developed and adopted a rate methodology that can be applied equitably across a broad range of residential child care and child placement agency programs based on peer program comparisons. To assist new and existing providers with the rate application process, we have attached the forms and instructions needed to complete the rate process. All forms must be completed and signed prior to submitting the forms to the Interagency Rates Structure Section at the Maryland State Department of Education.

Announcements and Meeting Information

FY 2019 Annual Provider Meeting
Sessions of the FY 2019 Annual Provider Meeting were held on November 13 & 14, 2017.  Links to the PowerPoint and the Technical Assistance handout (Points to Remember) are found below.

Overview – FY 2019 Annual IRC Provider Meeting PowerPoint
TA Points to Remember Handout

It is recommended that you download the forms and instructions from Google Chrome.  If you have any difficulty downloading any form or instruction document, please clear your browsing history, refresh the page, and try again.  If you still experience any difficulties, please contact Sheila Philip for assistance.

Rate Setting Reform Efforts

Rate Setting FY 2019 Links::

FY 2018 Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates

Last update 4/27/2018

Contact Information

Sheila Philip
IRC Chair
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Interagency Rates Committee (IRC)
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0233
Fax: 410-333-0288