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, Department of Human Services, 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 provided 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 2020 Annual Provider Meeting

Sessions of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 annual provider meeting were held on December 6 and 13, 2018. Links to the Overview PowerPoint presentation and technical assistance handout are found below.

FY 2020 Rate Setting Links

It is recommended that you download the forms and instructions via 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 Paula Stokes-Kearney for assistance.

Rate Setting Reform Efforts

Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates FY 2018 


Last update 11/28/2018


Contact Information

Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Interagency Collaboration Branch - IRC
Attention: Paula Stokes-Kearney, Rates Specialist
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201  
Phone:  410-767-0235
Fax:      410-333-0298   
Email: paula.stokes-kearney@maryland.gov