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
Two dates have been scheduled – November 13, 2017, and November 14, 2017.  The information provided each day is the same.  Any provider/program planning to submit a rate renewal application should attend.  The presentation will provide an overview of the FY 2019 rate setting process, including a general review of the Operating Budget forms.  A WebEx option is available on 11/14.  However, it is strongly recommended that, even if personnel will be attending via WebEx, other provider/program staff should also attend in person.

Meeting details:
Monday, November 13, 2017
10 AM – Noon
Associated Catholic Charities
2600 Pot Spring Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Large Training Room/Main Entrance

Tuesday, November 14, 2017**
10 AM – Noon
Community Place
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
Conference Room, Side A
**WebEx option available

It is strongly recommended that you register for the session you plan to attend.  This will ensure you receive meeting updates, etc.  Registration links:

11/13 Session (Timonium):
11/14 Session (Crownsville):
WebEx (on 11/14):

Rate Setting Reform Efforts

Rate Setting FY 2019 Links::

Last update 11/092017

Contact Information

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