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 2022 Rate Application Technical Assistance RegistrationPDF document link to FY 2022 Rate Application Technical Assistance Registration

FY 2022 Annual Provider Meeting

FY 2022 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 Karen Powell for assistance.


Last update 01/25/2021

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