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 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 in December 2018. Linked below are presentations from the meeting sessions, as well as a technical assistance handout on points to remember for FY 2020.


FY 2020 Rate Setting Links

It is recommended that you download the forms and instructions using Google Chrome. If you have any difficulty downloading any form or instruction document, try clearing your browsing history, refresh the page and try again. If you still experience difficulties, please contact Paula Stokes-Kearney for assistance.


Rate Setting Reform Efforts

Interagency Rates Committee Provider Rates FY 2019 


Last update 01/08/2019


Contact Information

Interagency Collaboration Branch - IRC
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Attention: Karen M. Powell, MS, LCSW-C, Section Chief
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201  
Phone: 410-767-0233
Fax: 410-333-0298   
Email: karen.powell2@maryland.gov