DCFS INFO MEMO 99-14

              December 14, 1999

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
     Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
County Foster Care Coordinators
Private Child Placing Agencies
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: Foster Care Rates: CY 2000 and 2001

1999 Wisconsin Act 9, the Biennial budget, provided for increases in the basic foster care rates. Effective January 1, 2000, the rates are:

Foster Care Rates
CY 2000 and 2001

Age Grouping

January 1, 2000

January 1, 2001

0-4

299

302

5-11

326

329

12-14

371

375

15+

387

391

I want to remind you that the plan which we have discussed with the legislature is that we will be moving to the point where our rates equal the average rates for all states in the Region V area. We must continue to plan to attain this goal.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT: Assistant Area Administrator
CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Mary Conroy
Out-of-Home Care Specialist
DCFS
1 W. Wilson St., P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-7287

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