The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) developed the following payment rates for the 24-Hour Residential Child Care (Foster Care) program operated by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). HHSC authorized DFPS to implement these recommended payment rates effective September 1, 2019.

24-Hour Residential Child Care Rates

Service Level Type of Care Rate
Basic Child Placing Agency $49.54
Foster Family $27.07
General Residential Operation (excluding Emergency Shelters) $45.19
Moderate Child Placing Agency $87.36
Foster Family $47.37
General Residential Operation (excluding Emergency Shelters) $108.18
Specialized Child Placing Agency $110.10
Foster Family $57.86
General Residential Operation (excluding Emergency Shelters) $197.69
Intense Child Placing Agency $186.42
Foster Family $92.43
General Residential Operation (excluding Emergency Shelters) $277.37
Intense Plus General Residential Operation/Residential Treatment Center (GRO/RTC) $400.72
Other General Residential Operation/Emergency Care Services (GRO/ECS) $137.30
Intensive Psychiatric Transition Program (IPTP) $374.33
Treatment Foster Family Care $277.37

Minimum Daily Amount to be Reimbursed to a Foster Family *

Service Level Payment Rate
Basic $27.07
Moderate $47.37
Specialized $57.86
Intense $92.43

* Effective September, 1, 2017, the amounts above are the minimum amounts that a child-placing agency must reimburse its foster families for clients receiving services under a contract with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Supervised Independent Living (SIL)

Service Level Type of Care Payment Rate
Host Home Setting Young Adult Only $33.53
Young Adult plus one (1) Child $45.03
Young Adult plus two (2) Children $56.53
Young Adult plus a maximum of three (3) Children $68.03
Non-College Dorm Setting Young Adult Only $43.02
Young Adult plus one (1) Child $54.52
Young Adult plus two (2) Children $66.02
Young Adult plus a maximum of three (3) Children $77.52
College Dorm Setting Young Adult Only $41.49
Young Adult plus one (1) Child $49.35
Young Adult plus two (2) Children $57.21
Young Adult plus a maximum of three (3) Children $65.07
Shared Housing Setting Young Adult Only $43.02
Young Adult plus one (1) Child $54.52
Young Adult plus two (2) Children $66.02
Young Adult plus a maximum of three (3) Children $77.52
Apartment Setting Young Adult Only $43.02
Young Adult plus one (1) Child $54.52
Young Adult plus two (2) Children $66.02
Young Adult plus a maximum of three (3) Children $77.52

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