Interagency Rates Committee

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.

Announcements and Meeting Information

FY 2023 Annual Provider Meeting

FY 2023 Rate Setting Links & Resources

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FY 2022 Forms & Instructions
for New Program or QRTP Rates Ending June 30, 2022 (Click to access forms)


Last update 12/17/2021

Contact Information

Interagency Collaboration Branch - IRC
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services
Attention: Carmen A. Brown, LCSW-C, Branch Chief
Interagency  Collaboration
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-7197
Fax: 410-333-0298