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 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.
The deadline for the budget application forms due to Licensing Agencies for approval was extended until January 15, 2020 for all programs. Contact your respective Licensing Agency if you have questions about submitting the budget forms for approval. All RFP questions should be directed to Sang Kang, DHS Procurement Officer at the
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-767-7404. Completed FY2021 Budget Applications must still be postmarked to MSDE no later than February 15, 2020 to be considered for an FY2021 IRC rate.
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 Karen Powell for assistance.
Last update 3/12/2020
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