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Foster Care Rates Information For Group Homes and Foster Family Agencies

GENERAL INFORMATION AND DEFINITIONS

Group Home

Foster Family Agency

Group Home Rate Classification Levels (RCL) Overview

REGULATIONS

MPP Division 11, Chapter 11-400 Through 11-430

FOSTER CARE RATES LISTS

Foster Care Rates Consultants County Assignment List

FOSTER CARE INFORMATION LETTERS

ALL-COUNTY LETTERS (ACL)

  • ACL 14-74: Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15. (October 9, 2014):
  • ACL 14-44: Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases and Other Rate Increases (July 28, 2014)
  • ACL 14-18: Sharing Ratios For Transitional Housing Program Plus Foster Care (THP+FC) Programs, Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 And 2013-14 (February 13, 2014)
  • ACL 13-92: Sharing Ratios for Group Home Programs Fiscal Year 2013-14 (November 20, 2013)
  • ACL 13-62E: Aid To Families With Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases and Other Rate Increases (dated November 25, 2013)
  • ACL 13-62: Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases and Other Rate Increases (dated August 14, 2013)
  • ACL 12-57: Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs Fiscal Year (FY) 2012-13 (dated November 2, 2012)
  • ACL 12-44: Transitional Housing Placement-Plus-Foster Care and Changes to Transitional Housing Placement Program and Transitional Housing Program-Plus (dated September 11, 2012) 
  • ACL 12-43: Aid To Families With Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases And Other Rate Increases; Clarification Of The Continuation Of AFDC-FC Benefits Beyond Age 19 (dated August 16, 2012)
  • ACL 12-40: Continued Moratorium On The Acceptance And Processing Of Group Home Rate Applications (dated September 18, 2012)
  • ACL 11-75: Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-12 
  • ACL 11-71 : Extension Of Moratorium On The Acceptance And Processing Of Group Home Rate Applications (dated October 20, 2011)
  • ACL 11-54: Aid to Families with Dependent Children - Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increase in Group Home (GH) Rates (dated July 27, 2011)
  • ACL 10-66: Moratorium on the Acceptance and Processing of Group Home Rates Applications (dated December 24, 2010)
  • ACL 10-50: Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-11 Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-11 (dated November 10, 2010) 
  • ACL 10-38: California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. Cliff Allenby, et.al. Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index Increase in Group Home Rates (dated July 20, 2010)
  • ACL 10-15: California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. Cliff Allenby, et.al. (dated March 15, 2010)
  • ACL 10-02: Aid To Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) Foster Family Agency Rates and Group Home Adjusted Point Ranges (dated January 29, 2010)
  • ACL 09-76: California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. John Wagner, et.al. Preliminary Injunction Prohibiting Reductions to Group Home Rates (dated November 25, 2009)
  • ACL 09-72: California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. John Wagner, et.al. Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Reductions to Group Home Rates (dated November 9, 2009)
  • ACL 09-65: Sharing Ratios for Group Home Programs Fiscal Year 2009-10 (dated November 5, 2009)
  • ACL 09-45: Aid To Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program and Adoption Assistance Program (dated September 30, 2009)
  • ACL 09-18: Revisions to Various Eligibility, Operational, Reporting, and Foster Parent Training Components of Intensive Treatment Foster Care Programs (dated June 3, 2009)
  • ACL 08-01: Aid To Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program and Adoption Assistance Program Rates (dated January 17, 2008)
  • ACL 07-36: Sharing Ratios For Group Home Programs (dated October 15, 2007)
  • ACL 07-15EII: Erratum II: Correction To All-County Letter (ACL) 07-15,
    DATED MARCH 21, 2007
    and Erratum to ACL 07-15, DATED March 29, 2007
    (dated June 28, 2007)
  • ACL 07-15E: Erratum: Correction To All-County Letter (ACL) 07-15,
    DATED MARCH 21, 2007
    (dated March 29, 2007)
  • ACL 07-15: Overpayment Collection and Reporting Requirements of Federal Title IV-E Funds for the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Program
    (dated March 21, 2007)
  • ACL 06-48: Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Program Improper Payments
    (dated December 11, 2006)
  • ACL 06-12: Sharing Ratios for Group Home Programs
    (dated July 26, 2006)
  • ACL 06-04: Minor Dependent Parents in Foster Care
    (dated June 20, 2006)
  • ACL 05-25: Biennial Rate Application Requirements
    (dated September 30, 2005)
  • ACL 05-24: Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) and Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (kin-gap) Program Rates
    (dated September 22, 2005)
  • ACL 01-55: Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) and Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-Gap) Program Rates
    (dated August 22, 2001)

ALL-COUNTY INFORMATION LETTERS (ACIN)

  • ACIN I-61-07: Online Change Reports for Group Home Rate Information
    (dated October 26, 2007)
  • ACIN I-43-98 : Rate Termination of Group Home Programs With Self-Dealing Transactions, Including Affiliated Leases (dated August 5, 1998)

FOSTER CARE AUDITS and RATES LETTERS (FCARL)/FOSTER CARE AUDIT LETTERS (FCAL)/FOSTER CARE RATE (FCR) LETTERS

RATE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Group Homes

Foster Family Agencies

Group Home and Foster Family Agency Regional Centers

Transitional Housing Placement Plus Foster Care (THP+FC)

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Foster Care Rates Bureau (E-mail to: Fosterca@dss.ca.gov
Foster Care Audits and Rates Branch
California Department of Social Services
744 P Street, MS 9-6-74
Sacramento, CA 95814