IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE IRC REGARDING FY 2017 BUDGET FORMS AND SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Please refer to the "February 3, 2016 WHAT'S NEW" document. This document may be accessed by clicking on the link below.
The FY 2017 Instructions and Forms have been posted. Please read all instructions prior to completing the forms, as changes have been made to instruction documents and forms.
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.
Rate Setting Reform Efforts
Rate Setting FY 2017 Links: