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Interagency Rates Committee


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.

Announcements and Meeting Information

FY 2018 Annual Provider Meeting:
Sessions of the FY 2018 Annual Provider Meeting were held on November 29, 2016, and December 6, 2016. Links to the PowerPoints for the Overview and Technical Assistance Sessions and the Technical Assistance handout (Points to Remember) are found below. The Q&A document is also provided.


Rate Setting Reform Efforts


Rate Setting FY 2018 Links:


Last update 12/20/2016

Contact Information

Sheila Philip
IRC Chair
Maryland State Department of Education
Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services
Interagency Rates Committee (IRC)

200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0233
Fax:  410-333-0288
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