FY 2004-2005 appropriated funding for the average daily rate for foster care represents a 3% reduction from the FY 2003 average daily rate. A partial rate restoration of 1% was approved and put in place for FY 2004-2005, resulting in a net reduction of 2% in the average daily rate. This exceptional item requests the funding needed to restore this net rate reduction to the average daily rate paid in FY 2003. This item assumes that FY 2005 rates are restored (Exceptional Item 1), and that projected caseload growth is funded (Exceptional Item 2).

Adequate funding for foster care reimbursement rates is essential to recruiting quality foster families for children that have been abused or neglected. Increasing the capacity of foster home placements provides children with additional placement options and improves the matching process for selecting families that can meet the individual needs of a particular child or sibling group.

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $7,472,263 $7,972,138 $15,444,401
Number of FTEs 0.0 0.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $4,998,624 $5,332,841 $10,331,465
Federal Funds $2,473,639 $2,639,297 $5,112,936

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
Average Monthly Payment Per Child (FTE) in Paid Foster Care $1,725.99 $1,725.64

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